New approach detects Alzheimer’s disease markers in the blood
Published 7 January 2011
Scientists have used a new approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease in the blood according to research published in the journal Cell (06 January 2011).
Alzheimer's Society comment:
'This is a refreshing new approach to diagnosing Alzheimer's disease which holds promise. Early diagnosis is very important and a simple non-invasive blood test for Alzheimer's disease would be invaluable. However, this research is in the early stages and more investigation is needed to find out it if it can be developed in to a reliable and practical test for the future. As a million people develop dementia in the next ten years we urgently need more funding to find reliable tests for the diseases that cause dementia.'
Dr Susanne Sorensen
Head of Research
Research Reference: Muralidhar Reddy et al (07 January 2011) Identification of Candidate IgG Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease via Combinatorial Library Screening. Cell 144, 132 - 142.