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Subspecialties Neurology, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Genetics and epigenetics, Screening and monitoring

A Blood Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurofilament light chain (NfL) – a previously identified potential biomarker of neurodegeneration – could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease. A new study, carried out by a team from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, set out to determine NfL’s efficacy as a biomarker for Alzheimer’s and the earliest age at which plasma NfL levels distinguish individuals at high risk of the disease.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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