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Friday, 29 July 2011

Study: Blood Test Detects Early Alzheimer's

July 21, 2011 (Paris) -- Australian researchers report they're a step closer to developing a simple blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
In early testing, the experimental screening tool proved about 85% accurate at determining the amount of Alzheimer's-associated plaque in people's brains.
If the findings can be replicated in large numbers of people, "they may lead to an economical screen that indicates whether a person is in the early stages of, or at risk of developing, Alzheimer's," says researcher Samantha Burnham, PhD, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Perth, Australia.

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