07:17 28-11-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
New blood test may predict Alzheimer’s disease

Bishkek (AKIpress) - infectious-diseases Scientists have developed a new blood test that could detect whether or not a person will develop Alzheimer’s disease within three years, The Irish Times reported.

A new study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, identified 10 molecules in blood could be used to predict with at least 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

It is the first research which has been able to show differences in biomarkers in the blood between people with Alzheimer’s disease before the symptoms occur and people who will not go on to develop the condition.

The finding has potential for developing treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage – when therapy would be more effective at slowing or preventing onset of symptoms, the authors said.

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in the U.S. examined 525 healthy participants aged 70 and over and monitored them for five years. During the research, 28 participants went on to develop the conditions and 46 were diagnosed at the start of the study.

Mid-way through the research, the authors analyzed 53 patients who already had one of the conditions and 53 “cognitively normal” people.

They discovered 10 molecules which appeared to reveal the breakdown of neural cell membranes in participants who develop symptoms of cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.

They then tested other participants’ blood to see whether these biomarkers could predict whether or not they would go on to develop the conditions.

The blood test offers the potential to identify people at risk for progressive cognitive decline and can change how patients, their families and treating physicians plan for and manage the disorder.

This research could also give clues on how Alzheimer’s disease occurs and warrants further study, but as such a small number of people showed dementia symptoms there need to be larger studies with different populations before it could be turned into a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:51 10.03.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:49 Switzerland represents Latvia in visa matters in Kyrgyzstan17:43 UNHCR, State Registration Service update action plan on prevention and reduction of statelessness17:39 Kyrgyzstan presents online performances of manaschy, Kyrgyz folk music to Czech Republic and Malaysia17:31 Kyrgyzstan needs to attract $7 billion of investments annually – Economy Minister17:22 Kyrgyzstan lacks accurate data on total number of cattle – MP17:14 Health Ministry working to prevent introduction, spread of Ebola virus in Kyrgyzstan – Government17:02 Polish entrepreneurs reportedly set to build car factory in Kochkor district17:00 Oil price at four-year low as Opec meets16:56 Uzbekistan proposes Russia to export vegetables directly without Kazakhstan's intervention – Deputy PM16:55 U.S. Ambassador to hold public lecture on cooperation with OSCE on Central Asia's security issues16:49 Bishkek City Council approves allotment of 3 mln som for development of hostel for persons of no fixed abode16:40 Czech President completes his official visit to Tajikistan16:39 Vice PM of Kyrgyzstan, Federal Government Commissioner of Germany discuss cultural and humanitarian cooperation16:29 Kazakh delegation participates in General Assembly of International Exhibitions Bureau16:13 3,405 documents for permanent residence processed in January-September 201416:02 National Institute for Strategic Studies, Institute of Central Asia Studies at Shaanxi Normal University sign memo of cooperation15:50 Ombudsman: 60% of appeals, complaints fall at law enforcement, judicial agencies15:44 $13 million tax debt of Tajikistani railway company written off - decree15:40 Education Ministry introduces AVN system to improve efficiency of public services in education sector15:23 Tajikistan blocks drug supply chain from Afghanistan to CIS countries
Astana
-19° C
Ashgabat
+6° C
Bishkek
-6° C
Dushanbe
+9° C
Tashkent
+1° C
exchange rates
 
71.82
57.58
9.40
1.24
225.49
180.87
29.47
3.88
6.34
5.09
0.83
0.11
3042.15
2388.25
390.42
56.91
3.55
2.85
0.46
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75