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An Alzheimer's Biomarker Serum
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:10 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: GEN) - Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre launched a collaboration with GE Healthcare intended to validate a biomarker and discover additional biomarker candidates for Alzheimer's disease.

The biomarker is a serum biochemical signature that is believed to predict progression to Alzheimer's disease months or even years before the disorder's first symptoms appear.


A spokeperson for VTT said it will apply serum metabolite profiling to validate the recently discovered biochemical signature, as well as to discover novel biomarker candidates predictive of progression to Alzheimer disease. The goal is the development of diagnostic biosignatures for presymptomatic identification of AD.

"We believe that integration of metabolomics into the GE's and Janssen's biosignatures initiative will lead to better tools for early detection of AD and may also lead to better therapeutic options," said Matej Oresic, Ph.D.


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