Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

July 8, 2014 3:20 PM

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Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.

Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's, the researchers said, and may one day move into routine use in doctors' clinics.

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