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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Breakthrough

Australian and Japanese scientists have made a significant Alzheimer’s breakthrough, developing a simple blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s with up to 90% accuracy, up to twenty years before symptoms begin.

It means we could see a simple test replace the expensive and invasive procedures currently used to diagnose the disease.

Nic talked with Laureate Professor of Dementia Research Colin Masters from the University of Melbourne about how the blood test works and when we can expect to see it approved as a diagnostic procedure. The major challenge looking forward is developing an effective therapy to slow or halt the development of Alzheimer’s in the brain.

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