Wednesday, 11 July 2007

New blood test detects Alzheimer's Disease

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Recent research from Britain may lead to a blood test soon that can detect Alzheimer's Disease before it becomes fully engaged with the body. There are big things at stake here, as the treatment alone for Alzheimer's Disease must cost the medical establishments around the world billions per year.

Cases of dementia in Britain is expected to surpass one million residents in the next two decades -- which will strain a medical system that, most likely, is not prepared to deal with that large a number.

Catching Alzheimer's Disease in patients before it is too late may allow experts to devise treatment methods that are effective before the disease progresses into a stage where not much can be done. If something as simple as a blood test can do this accurately, it will indeed be a breakthrough.

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