Neurodegenerative disorders

The importance of blood tests for Alzheimer’s: 2 neuroscientists explain the recent findings

Steven DeKosky and Todd Golde

Deputy Director, McKnight Brain Institute, Aerts-Cosper Professor of Alzheimer’s Research, and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Florida ; Director, Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute Director, Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine University of Florida, University of Florida

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A blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease moved closer to reality this week after new findings were announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 29, 2020. The test showed extremely high accuracy – around 90% – for detecting chemicals in the blood that are specific for Alzheimer’s. Those who treat patients with Alzheimer’s ...

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