Jul 08, 2014
By Jane Brown
There’s a breakthrough in spotting Alzheimer’s disease early.
British scientists say they’ve found markers that can provide an early warning to help prevent or delay the disease.
Researchers discovered a set of ten proteins they can find in a simple blood test to help predict who might get the incurable Alzheimer’s brain disease. Doctors at London’s King College found those blood markers and say that predicting Alzheimer’s early can help get patients into clinical trials before they suffer the symptoms. Many clinical trials now catch patients after too much damage has been done.
Researchers say the test can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in the next 12 months in people with memory problems with an accuracy of 87 per cent.