Blood markers may give clues about progression to Alzheimer's

05/1/2013 | ABC (Australia) · MedicalXpress.com

Australian researchers have discovered a panel of potential biomarkers in the bloodstream that appear to signal the presence of brain amyloid, which is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Using data from the Australian Imaging and Biomarkers Lifestyle Study, researchers reviewed blood samples from 273 patients who were also assessed with PET imaging. Combined with age and cognitive screening data, seven markers could be used in a formula to predict amyloid levels with 80% accuracy, according to the study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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