As a research student in the Alzheimer’s field, I am always drawn to news articles regarding clinical advances against this highly debilitating disease. This research, published in Nature, is showing that we may easily be able to diagnose Alzheimer’s in the early stages through a simple blood test!
They have essentially worked out a way to study levels of 10 phospholipids (or fats) to predict onset of Alzheimer’s 3 years in advance, with 90% accuracy!!
Here’s a link to the Nature paper: http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3466.html. Highly recommend using your local university library to access it.