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New method developed to identify genetic determinants of Alzheimer's disease
Date:1/14/2008

the assay reached 100%.

Dr. Tian-Ming Gao, Head of the Neurobiology Department, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University: As China has a huge population that is stepping into old age, the number of the victims of Alzheimers disease is on the rise. Therefore, we felt that the development of a rapid and accurate assay that can determine individuals predisposed to Alzheimers disease would have great utility.

Dr. Wei-ping Liao, Head of the Institute of Neuroscience, Guangzhou Medical College: This method can be applied to a vast range of diseases and has created a new approach for the molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases. Based on the results from this method, neurologists can know more about the genetic background of a patient. It will help in further diagnosis and treatment.


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