From Julie Steenhuysen of Reuters comes some promising news -- New tests may help spot early-stage Alzheimer's:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New tests assessing brain changes and body chemistry are showing promise at diagnosing Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages, aiding the search for new drugs, researchers said on Tuesday.
Despite decades of research, doctors still have few effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, a mind-robbing form of dementia that affects more than 26 million people globally and is expected to reach 100 million by 2050.
The studies provided several bits of promising data that could lead to cheaper costs for drug trials (as well as more affordable medications) as well as earlier, more accurate diagnoses.
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