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Fibre diffraction of hair can provide a screening test for Alzheimers disease: a human and animal model study

James, Veronica; Richardson, Jill; Robertson, Terry; Papadimitriou, John M; Dutton, Nichole; Maley, Moira; Bernstein, Lev; Lantseva, Olga; Martins, Ralph


Background: Studies of molecular changes in hair as possible biomarkers for specific cancers revealed an additional molecular change in the diffraction patterns of some persons aged over 75. This change was found to correlate with the presence of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To confirm this correlation and its relation to the presence of a human APP mutation, known to definitely cause AD, hairs were examined from AD patients, pregnant women known to have an increase in plasma beta amyloid and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Science Monitor


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