New method to detect Alzheimer’s could identify disease 10 years before onset of symptoms, Hong Kong researchers say

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Dr Kannie Chan Wai-yan, an associate professor at City University’s department of biomedical engineering who co-led the research team, used MRI scanning to trace glucose injected into the brains of mice. A slow absorption and processing rate of the sugar pointed to signs of Alzheimer's.

Period14 May 2020

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TitleNew method to detect Alzheimer’s could identify disease 10 years before onset of symptoms, Hong Kong researchers say
DescriptionDr Kannie Chan Wai-yan, an associate professor at City University’s department of biomedical engineering who co-led the research team, used MRI scanning to trace glucose injected into the brains of mice. A slow absorption and processing rate of the sugar pointed to signs of Alzheimer's.
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Media name/outletSouth China Morning Post
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorZoe Low
Date14/05/20
Linkhttps://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3084444/new-method-detect-alzheimers-could-identify