Arizona Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Arizona Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease leaves traces in the white blood cells of its patients that could be used to diagnose the disease. So says a study by researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) who used a blood test to correctly distinguish between patients with early Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and healthy people. More importantly, the method identified people with a family history of Alzheimer’s who are likely to get the disease later in life. The study, “Multivariate analyses of peripheral blood leukocyte transcripts distinguish Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, control, and those at risk for developing Alzheimer's,” appeared in the journal
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