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Blood Biomarker Rate of Change Predicts Road to Alzheimer's

News   Jan 22, 2019 | Original story by Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

Neurofilament Light Change Dynamics: Alzheimer's Diagnostics Progress

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Image credit: Pixabay



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