London: Scientists have devised a new test which they claim could help identify people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease later in life, by detecting changes in their brains.Alzheimer`s is an incurable condition and experts believe the key to tackling it, and even stopping it completely, lies in early detection. Now, an international team says that its new test could soon pave the way to early diagnosis of the most common form of dementia years before the devastating symptoms appear, the `Daily Express` reported. Potential sufferers could be spotted and treated early, delaying the onset of the illness by years and allowing what few remedies are available to minimise its effects, according to the scientists. Dr Marwan Sabbagh, who led the team, said: "This is an easy, non-invasive way to assist an Alzheimer`s diagnosis at an early stage."In fact, the new test uses a drug to highlight toxins in the brain. In their research, the scientists used florbetaben drug as a tracer during a PET scan of the brain to show-up the toxic amyloid plaques.
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