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New research has opened the door to other possible methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, including a blood test, sense of smell exam and determining protein build-up in the eyes.
BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZTherapies, Inc.
Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer Disease (AD), in some areas of their brains in a study by Young T. Hong, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, England, and colleagues.
Alzheimer’s disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease—even for people with no sign of cognitive decline.
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