Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s

New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it. by Kerry Grens Three studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week describe the performance of blood tests used to diagnose, and even predict, Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s”

Chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat

Philip Britz-McKibbin, Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University Credit: JD Howell, McMaster University A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating. Establishing reliable guidelines has been a significant challenge forContinue reading “Chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat”

We’re One Step Closer to a Blood Test that Predicts When a Person Will Die

By Alice Park While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn’t necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could reliably and easily predict how long a person will live — or, more technically, how healthy they are and therefore how vulnerable they might be to major mortality risk factors.Continue reading “We’re One Step Closer to a Blood Test that Predicts When a Person Will Die”