Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Sooner

    Racks of vacuum venipuncture test tubes filled with blood are pictured on July 6, 2012 at the blood collection center of the French Institution for Blood (EFS) in Paris. The EFS opened a blood donation house (Maison du don) in Paris on July 3, it is the fifth blood donation house in France since 2007 with the one in Aix-en-Provence, Lille, Rouen, Saint-Pierre de la Reunion and Toulouse. AFP PHOTO / MARION BERARD        (Photo credit should read MARION BERARD/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A new test for Alzheimer’s being developed by British researchers could lead to a diagnosis in the disease’s earliest stages, meaning it could be caught decades earlier, which could result in better treatment all around. The test would look for proteins that linked to Alzheimer’s, and researchers said it could be technically possible to distinguish between a healthy person and a person with Alzheimer’s. If the test is successful, it could determine what risk someone has of getting the disease—and could target the disease for those who are at risk.

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