IBM's AI Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Earlier Than a Brain Scan

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There is unfortunately still no cure for Alzheimer’s. The disease, that wreaks havoc on the brain, has seen countless clinical trials all trying to find a treatment with little luck.

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It has been speculated that this is because those trials are done with subjects that have such advanced Alzheimer’s that their brains cannot be easily repaired. Now, IBM is using machine learning to create a blood test that could possibly detect the disease decades before the symptoms even start.

Amyloid-beta

Their technique is based on tracking a peptide called amyloid-beta that is said to show signs of the disorder before memory loss progresses.

Study lead Ben Goudey wrote in a blog that

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