Monday, February 06, 2006

Some good news, for a change

Wired is reporting a possible test for Alzheimer's Disease. While still in it's early stages, the test looks for amyloid plaques in the eye, which the inventor of the test believes show up years before they begin to accumulate in the brain. If it works, those identified can start drug therapy early, and, as inventor Lee Goldstein says "...delay it long enough so that the person would die of something else before the onset of symptoms."

Having seen enough people die of Alzheimer's, I hope this works out, and soon.

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