Emerging concepts in dementia research: using blood spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool for patients

Written by Mary Paraskevaidi (University of Central Lancashire, UK; Imperial College London, UK)

Mary Paraskevaidi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the  University of Central Lancashire (UK) and Imperial College London (UK) and is working in the field of disease investigation and diagnosis with the application of analytical chemistry techniques. She completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Lancaster University (UK) and the University of Central Lancashire, during which she developed an interest in translational research and neurodegenerative disorders. In this interview, Mary speaks to us about her research using spectroscopic methods to detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in blood plasma – a technique that she mentions has demonstrated accurate diagnosis of not only...

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