Potential test to detect Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living patients

Written by Alice Weatherston

New research carried out by Exosome Sciences (NJ, USA), in collaboration with Aethlon Medical Inc. (CA, USA) and scientists at Boston University (MA, USA) and the University of Washington (WA, USA), has revealed preliminary results supporting the possibility of a blood test for detecting Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) while alive. The results, which were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease recently, may provide new insights into CTE which is currently only diagnosable in post-mortem analyses. The collaboration of scientists worked together to develop a novel method for measuring plasma exosomal tau, termed TauSome™. The ability of exosomes to pass...

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