Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease before Symptoms Appear

A group of researchers claims that they are close to developing a blood test that will be able to detect the Alzheimer’s disease long before the symptoms appear.blood test

One of the main problems in treating the Alzheimer’s disease is that it is always diagnosed at a relatively late stage as the symptoms may develop over the many years.

In a recent study, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, researchers wanted to understand whether measuring the relative levels of healthy and pathological amyloid-beta in the blood could identify Alzheimer’s disease at its early stages.

The initial phase of the study demonstrated promising results – in participants who showed subtle early symptoms of the Alzheimer’s disease, the test detected changes in levels of amyloid-beta that associated with abnormal deposits visualized using brain scans.

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