Could a Blood Test Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s?
In a recent study published in Nature Medicine, researchers reported preliminary steps in the development of a blood test to predict a person’s Alzheimer’s risk by measuring 10 different lipid concentrations in the blood. Howard Federoff, a neurologist and lead author of the study, discusses the importance of a blood test for the incurable disease.
Howard Federoff is a neurology professor and executive vice president of health sciences at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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