Tag Archives: Blood Tests

Blood Test Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Decades Before Symptoms? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal claims a significant breakthrough in the development of a blood test (for plasma Aβ42/Aβ40) which may be able to predict Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 94% accuracy. Due caution: “But it’s important to note … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine)

Summary Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington DC claim to have devised a new blood test which promises to be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 90% accuracy. The test is based on the levels of 10 … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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Blood Test Could Assist Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Researchers at the University of Nottingham are developing a quick and easy blood test to detect proteins linked strongly with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as amyloid and APOE, in combination with other markers linked to inflammation. The test has not been fully validated yet, and could be … Continue reading

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EFNS-ENS Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Disorders Associated with Dementia (European Federation of Neurological Societies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The revised EFNS guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) were published in 2010. The new EFNS dementia guidelines … Continue reading

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