Test may detect Alzheimer's in blood - U.S. study

The Star Online - CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have developed a way to harness the immune system to test for Alzheimer's, an approach they say could lead to a blood test for the disease within months.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have developed a way to harness the immune system to test for Alzheimer's, an approach they say could lead to a blood test for the disease within months.

A study of the technology showed it accurately spotted Alzheimer's in blood samples from six people with the disease, Thomas Kodadek of the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida, wrote on Thursday in the journal Cell.

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In September, a team at Texas Tech University said it had developed a blood test for Alzheimer's.

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