Queen's in new study to improve Alzheimer's diagnosis
Posted on Friday 7th December 2012
Researchers from Queen's are embarking on a project that could bring a simple blood test for Alzheimer's disease a step closer.
Thanks to a £100K grant from Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, Queen's scientists are set to use a state-of-the-art-technique to find ways of identifying people with Alzheimer's and people who are at greater risk of developing the disease.
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 15,000 people in Northern Ireland alone, yet currently there are no treatments to stop the disease in its tracks.