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NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers Sunday reported progress on development of a blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer's disease, perhaps years before memory loss sets in.
The researchers, mainly based at California's Stanford University, said the test was about 90 percent accurate in distinguishing the blood of people with Alzheimer's from the blood of others, The New York Times reported. The scientists said the test was about 80 percent accurate in determining which patients with mild memory loss would go on to develop Alzheimer's disease during the next two to six years.
The results were published online in the journal Nature Medicine.