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New sensor enables 17-year-ahead Alzheimer’s disease detection
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New sensor enables 17-year-ahead Alzheimer’s disease detection

The key to treating Alzheimer's is early detection, but this is not always feasible. According to a news statement from the institution, a research team at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has now created a new sensor that may spot indicators of Alzheimer's disease in the blood up to 17 years before the first clinical symptoms occur. The tool recognizes the misfolding of the biomarker protein amyloid-betta, which results in distinctive deposits in the brain. A quick blood test to determine your risk of contracting the disease According to Professor Klaus Gerwert, founding director of the Centre for Protein Diagnostics (PRODI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, "Our goal is to determine the risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia at a later stage with a simple blood test even before the toxic pl...