Brazilian researchers develop an examination that promises to simplify the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is one of the scariest diseases in the world.
Maybe because it affects the mind. Maybe because we do not know what causes the disease. Maybe because there is no cure.
But a team of Brazilian scientists is working hard to try to simplify the diagnosis of the disease.
They studied 24 elderly people. Half with Alzheimer’s and the other half healthy.
Comparing the results of the healthy elderly and the elderly with Alzheimer’s, the scientists found something interesting.
A protein called ADAM10 is found differently in both groups.
More specific, the group of elderly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease showed altered rates of ADAM10.
The new diagnostic test should replace the CT scan.
It will be faster, simpler and cheaper. It will cost about $ 1.
The bad news is that this new test will only hit the market in the next 5 or 10 years.
The delay has an explanation: Other tests will be done to prove that the new test is effective, in fact.
We only have to hope for positive results.