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A blood test could detect Alzheimer's disease

Texas Tech researchers are applauded for their work in developing a screening test to find Alzheimer's in its earliest stages. You can read about this in the December issue of the science journal PLoS ONE.

Lead researcher, Dr. Sid O'Bryant, told us on our news at five that this simple blood test is not available for marketing yet.   Also, people here on the South Plains can benefit early by taking the test now, which would be part of this ongoing study.

Dr. O'Bryant said, "It's designed to be a screener, so that any primary care physician healthcare provider can say, 'maybe there is something going on. Someone is complaining.'  Do the test; if they test positive, okay. Now, it's time to get them to a specialist."

If you know someone who has Alzheimer's, or is showing early signs of the disease. Just go to Texas Tech's website for all the details about this study. http://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/news/school-of-medicine/scientists-refine-alzheimers-simple-blood-test/  

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