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Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease on the Horizon

A simple one-drop blood test that could detect Alzheimer’s Disease is in development,The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported.

A researcher at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine has discovered a way to detect 10 antibodies that the body produces to fight the disease.

If these antibodies are found, it could be an indication of Alzheimer’s, even if the patient is showing no symptoms. The method might also work to diagnose other diseases, particularly Parkinson’s.

The research team has formed a company, Durin Technologies, to get the testing strategy “launched into the approval pipeline,” the article said.

Durin has received some venture capital startup money, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Another diagnostic test to detect Alzheimer’s, a neuro-imaging technique being developed by Eli Lilly and Co. and its unit Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, is also in the approval pipeline. But currently, the only way to diagnose the disease is to examine brain tissue during an autopsy, the Business Journal said.

Source: agingcare.com

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