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Irish researchers make massive Alzheimer’s breakthrough

A small team of scientists at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) are behind the discovery.

According to the researchers, changes of a small molecule in the blood can diagnose the disease at a stage when other symptoms are mild.

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, early detection is crucial to treatment of the disease and patients’ quality of life.

In the last twenty years, no new therapies to treat the disease at its advanced stages have passed clinical trials. For treatments to be successful, early stages preceding full onset of Alzheimer’s need to be targeted - hence why this Irish breakthrough is major international news.

Lead researcher physiologist Dr Tobias Engel stated, “People are living longer today and because of this the incidence of age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s will rise.”

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Written by Freya Drohan for

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