Nasal Spray Aids Early Detection of Alzheimer

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 17, 2011 at 2:07 PM Mental Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A simple nose examination could reveal whether a patient is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease years before the onset of symptoms, according to Professor Boris Schmidt from the Universitat Darmstadt in Germany.
 Nasal Spray Aids Early Detection of Alzheimer
Nasal Spray Aids Early Detection of Alzheimer

He has developed a nasal spray that uses a dye to detect harmful tau proteins, which kill the brain cells and cause dementia. Scientists are also thinking about delivering the dye in the nasal cavity via tablets. The nasal spray would enable detection of the condition in its early stages and this could be vital in developing more effective treatments.

This new method is far more simpler than the currently available retina scan and brain scan, which are used for diagnosing Alzheimer.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Oral Health And AIDS AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS / HIV - Treatment AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs AIDS - Initial Theories and Disease Progression AIDS/HIV - Worldwide distribution and Risk of Transmission 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive