Alzheimer's breakthrough: Early stages could be picked up before plaques develop in brain

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Early stages could be picked up before plaques develop in brain
 

Scientists have pin-pointed a “bio-marker” that spots a protein made when the brain gets inflamed or damaged and increases before the tell-tale plaques develop - the first sign the disease is taking hold.
Experts said the findings could be used to diagnose those patients at high risk of the debilitating disease and used to deliver drugs to areas of the brain getting infected.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 Britons with numbers expected to increase.
There is no cure but medication can help relieve some of the symptoms and slow down the... read more

 
13 November 2017 in Health, Views: 34
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