• It's Nearly Impossible to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease in Living People. Bill Gates Wants to Change That

    30 days ago - By Time

    Name practically any disease or condition that afflicts the human body and there's probably a good test for detecting it - preferably early, when there's a chance that promising treatments can slow it down or even cure it. Cancer, inherited forms of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain mental illnesses can be picked up by tracking hormones, genes or other things circulating in the body.
    But that hasn't been the case with Alzheimer's disease , the neurodegenerative condition that was first described in 1906, and more than a century later, still doesn't have a blood test...
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  • Bill Gates, Others Commit $30 Million to Fund Alzheimer's Test

    30 days ago - By Medscape

    Backed by Bill Gates and others, the Diagnostics Accelerator venture fund will provide grants to researchers working on novel biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer's and related dementias.
    Medscape Medical News
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