More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 17:50 in Health & Medicine

A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analyzed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from patients with Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that the NFL concentration in the blood could be able to indicate if a drug actually affects the loss of nerve cells.

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