An international research team led by HKUST has developed a simple but robust blood test from Chinese patient data for early detection and screening of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for the first time, with an accuracy level of over 96%.


Currently, doctors mainly rely on cognitive tests to diagnose a person with AD. Besides clinical assessment, brain imaging and lumbar puncture are the two most commonly used medical procedures to detect changes in the brain caused by AD. However, these methods are expensive, invasive, and frequently unavailable in many countries. Read More... 


HKUST’s Vice-President (Research and Development) Prof. Nancy IP (Middle) and her research team members - including doctoral student Mr. Jason JIANG Yuanbing (second left) who is the first author of this research paper.
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