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First Alzheimer’s Test Available Soon?

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First Alzheimer’s Test Available Soon?Guest Post Courtesy of the Progressive Health Blog

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has recommended approval of a brain scan test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. This would be the first test able to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by showing plaques in the brain.

Amyloid plaques accumulate in the brain and cause neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. At this time, there is no treatment for reducing or destroying amyloid plaques in the human brain.

“This technique will allow family doctors to feel confident ruling out Alzheimer’s,” says clinical investigator Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an Alzheimer’s researcher at Duke University, in a New York Times article .

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First Alzheimer’s Test Available Soon?

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