Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a brain-wasting disease which in 2010 was estimated to be costing the world $604 billion a year.
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British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a brain-wasting disease which in 2010 was estimated to be costing the world $604 billion a year.Over the past 15 years, more than 100 experimental Alzheimer's drugs have failed in trial.For this study, published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, Lovestone's team used blood samples from 1,148 people -- 476 with Alzheimer's, 220 with mild cognitive impairment and 452 elderly controls without dementia. They were analysed for 26 proteins previously found to be linked with Alzheimer's.
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