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New research suggests early onset of Alzhiemer's could be detected with blood test

Friday 20th May 2022 | Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

New reasearch suggests that Alzheimer's could be caught before any decline in memory function begins with a simple blood test. R1 News reporter Zac Hoffman speaks to Joanna Williams, Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department at the University of Otago, about the implications of these findings for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.



Zac spoke with associate professor Joanna Williams from the University of Otago's Anatomy Department about her new research into Alzheimers detection. The decade-long research has uncovered new blood molecules which can be used to spot Alzheimers before any memory-loss symptoms take hold, meaning a simple blood test could be developed to detect the cognitive disease.