Japan approves blood test kit to detect Alzheimer’s

Japan approves blood test kit to detect Alzheimer’s
Sysmex specialises in in-vitro diagnosis. (Image: Sysmex)
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By Kanoko MatsuyamaJapan has approved one of the world’s first blood test kit to detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease, paving the way for a simpler and speedier diagnosis of the brain-wasting ailment for which a blockbuster therapy is finally on the horizon.Sysmex’s diagnostic product that measures amyloid beta in the blood – an abnormal protein that jams nerve cells in the brain and is a marker of Alzheimer’s – was authorised for use by Japan’s health ministry, the Kobe-based firm said in a statement on...

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