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Monday, June 24, 2013

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's


Blood offers promise as a way to detect Alzheimer's disease at its earliest onset, Mayo Clinic researchers say.

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New Blood Test For Alzheimer's

Mayo Clinic researchers are now envisioning a test that would detect distinct metabolic signatures in blood plasma that are synonymous with the disease — years before patients begin showing cognitive decline.

The study was published online in the journal PLOS ONE.