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Alzheimer's predictor tested in blood

This is a 9 year study of 99 women aged 70 to 79 and free of dementia. Their blood was tested for levels of serum ceramides, a fatty compound found throughout the body that is associated with inflammation and cell death. The Women who had the highest levels of the biomarker were 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than women with the lowest levels.

New Test can Diagnose Alzheimer's, but Raises Questions

By Jonathan LaPook - CBS News: June 19, 2012
In Preventing Alzheimer’s, Mutation May Aid Drug Quest By: Gina Kolata - New York Times: July 11, 2012

FDA Approves PET Imaging Agent for Alzheimer’s Evaluation

By Diagnostic April 9, 2012
A New PET scan with a new radioactive dye can detect amyloid plaques in the brain, the hallmark of Alzheimer's. Prior to this test, that could only be confirmed at autopsy.

Brain Pacemaker: View Johns Hopkins Supporting Research: December 15, 2005