Scientists from the National Institute on aging has developed a test for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Study its accuracy has yielded some amazing results: pathology was identified in 100% of cases, says Zee News.
The experts took blood samples from 174 patients, 70 were diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer's, 20 people - diabetes, and the remaining 84 people were healthy.
During the analysis, scientists have discovered features of the development of the disease. In patients with Alzheimer's disease increased concentration of an inactive form of insulin receptor IRS-1.
Only one indicator, scientists believe, may help in early diagnosis of serious pathology. Scientists were able to make a diagnosis, considering only the level of IRS. It remains to understand whether the application of the method in terms of clinics.