Researchers Develop Blood Test For Risk Of Alzheimer’s

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Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia.

The study claims that the blood test “can predict with 90 percent accuracy” if a person will develop these debilitating diseases.

“Our novel blood test offers the potential to identify people at risk for progressive cognitive decline and can change how patients, their families and treating physicians plan for and manage the disorder,” Dr. Howard Federoff, the study’s author and executive vice president of health sciences at Georgetown University Medical Center, said in a statement.

Read the rest of the story from CBS News in DC here.

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