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In what they call “a major advancement,” researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that a noninvasive eye scan could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier than expensive and invasive brain scans, Sean Rossman reports in USA Today. Researchers say the scans can find buildups of toxic proteins in the retina like those associated with Alzheimer’s. Researchers hope the scans eventually will lead to earlier detection of the disease and enable medical professionals to help patients “change the course of the disorder with medications and lifestyle changes,” says Keith L. Black, chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery.
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