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Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest


Science & Tech  (tags: research, Alzheimer's disease testing, Beta-amyloid plaques, science, discovery, health, study, disease )

Nancy
- 64 days ago - healthyliving.msn.com
In one study, early results from 40 participants who used a certain eye test found a significant association between levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the retina of the eye and levels of the plaques in the brain. Beta-amyloid plaques in the brain are...



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Sandi C. (236)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:43 am
great news
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:36 am
Early detection is important.
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 9:41 am
Bella notizia
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:04 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:16 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Gabriela Baldaia (97)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:46 pm
Interesting.. Thank you, Nancy :)
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:23 pm
Noted. Thanks, Nancy. Guess we'll have to wait until the final results are in on how dependable the test is. And, the key words were; fast, dependable, low cost (covered by insurance?) and readily available.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:27 pm
Bring it on!!
 

Nyack Clancy (435)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:17 pm
Noted- thank you
 

Laurie H. (714)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:17 pm
Great info here Nancy!!!! This is So needed!!! So Many Thanks for this!!~~~~
 

rita uljee (5)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:31 am
good to know news this is,thank you.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (117)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:48 am
Wow! THis is such an interesting post Nancy! Thanks! Noted and I will attempt to forward your oost, but I am still having awful trouble with my computer, but will do what I can.
 

Lona Goudswaard (69)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:02 am
Another important step in the diagnosis if Alzheimer. Too bad it didn't explain how the tests were done, if they are invasive or easy to do, and if they were useful in early diagnosis. I guess the latter is not the case as Alzheimer has to have been present for quite a while before plaque is visible on for instance MRI cans.
 

Aileen P. (33)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 8:31 am
Noted, thank you.
 

Seth Montares (0)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 10:17 am
Fantastic. Might help lead to a definite diagnosis of Alzheimer's without having to autopsy the brain.
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:02 pm
Diagnosis is good - to prepare oneself and family. But how about treatment - anything that could stave off symptoms for a long time?
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:18 pm
Great information. Thanks Nancy
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:44 am
Interesting! Thanks Nancy.
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Monday July 21, 2014, 3:41 am
Thanks for this Nancy.
 
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