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Blood test may find early signs of Alzheimer’s

In the journals A new study found that a simple blood test can detect beta-amyloid protein buildup in a personís brain years before Alzheimerís disease symptoms appear. The results were published online Aug. 1, 2019, by the journal Neurology. High amounts of beta-amyloid can clump together and form plaques on the brain, which is strongly associated with Alzheimerís disease. Other research has found that amyloid plaques can appear as early as 20 years…

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