New Blood Test predict Alzheimer’s 30 years before symptoms begin

New Blood Test predict Alzheimer’s 30 years before symptoms begin

February 5, 2018

New Blood Test predict Alzheimer's

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could make an incredible diagnostic 30 years before symptoms begin, feat a reality.

A tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, in this new blood test. It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.



New Blood Test predict Alzheimer's

One of the researchers, Koichi Tanaka from the Shimadzu Corporation in Japan, said:

“From a tiny blood sample, our method can measure several amyloid-related proteins, even though their concentration is extremely low. We found that the ratio of these proteins was an accurate surrogate for brain amyloid burden.”

 

By | 2018-02-05T11:36:32+00:00 Feb 5, 2018|Categories: Physics|

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