Inexpensive Alzheimer's tests offer promise

July 13, 2014 6:32 AM

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Inexpensive Alzheimer's tests offer promise

In new research to be presented this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Denmark, scientists show progress developing detection methods that rely on the blood, sense of smell and protein build-up in the eyes. All have been tested in dozens to hundreds of patients.

"Those are now moving into the more serious realm," said Maria Carrillo, vice president of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer's Association. "So we're very excited about this."

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