Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Biomarker can predict Alzheimer's disease in advance

As per a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine, the biomarkers have discovered the very first accurate blood test that will help in predicting Alzheimer's diseases well in advance. This discovery is a big break through and will be helpful for new generation of treatments. For this test biomarkers pointed out particular 10 lipids that are present in blood plasma. This will help to predict them disease by 90 percent accuracy through a very simple blood test. Through this blood test they will be able to detect the lipids and also identify the risk early even before cognitive symptoms. The lead author Mark Mapstone, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry explains, “Current efforts to develop a treatment for this disease are coming up short because they are probably being used too late. Biomarkers that can allow us to intervene early in the course of the disease could be a game-changer.”

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