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Scientists develop nose exam to detect Alzheimer's disease early

The Local · 16 Nov 2011, 08:19

Published: 16 Nov 2011 08:19 GMT+01:00

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An early diagnosis would give people the chance to try to slow the development of incurable dementia, said the researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Until now diagnosis has only been possible using radiological techniques such as computer or magnetic resonance tomography – or memory tests, the scientists said in a statement on Tuesday. But these do not allow for an early diagnosis.

But now chemists and pathologists at the university are developing a new method – having realised that tests of the nasal mucous membrane can show whether the damaging tau protein, which kill brain cells and can lead to dementia, are being deposited in the brain.

“Until now it was only known that these damaging deposits were not only detectable in the brain but also in the nerve cells of the eyes,” said Prof. Boris Schmidt of the Clemens-Schmidt. “Thus a diagnosis via retina scan was favoured. A fluorescent dye was needed to make the deposits in the eye visible to the examining doctor.”

But he and colleagues examining that dye realised that it could also be used to show the same deposits in the nose – and that this is a more sensitive indicator of what is happening in the brain.

“The more tau deposits we found in the noses of patients, the worse the brain structure was hit – such a connection has until now not been found with the eye deposits.”

Examining a patient’s nose is also less difficult and uncomfortable than putting dye in their eyes – Schmidt said he could imagine check-ups which would involve a nose spray or tablet to deliver the dye, and then the doctor simply looking with a light.

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So far Schmidt and his colleagues have examined tissues from 100 dead Alzheimer’s patients while the nose examinations are being carried out on patients at the Ludwig University in Munich.

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12:25 November 16, 2011 by jbaker
Stop looking at the symptoms and search out the cause. The best "studies" have shown that Alzheimers is linked to aluminum and other metal particulates in the body. We are exposed to these metals through the air we breath and water we drink. When you get a shot(vaccination), they are loaded with different types of metal and Mercury is a mainstay. The scientist's say that the metals are stabilizers for the effective ingredients.

Dementia has gotten much worse in the last 50+ years. We are causing this disease with all the pollution that is a by-product of most of our modern conveniences. How advanced are we when we are killing ourselves through our own creations.
15:41 November 16, 2011 by Uncommon Sense
If people post things it sure would be nice if they kept up with research instead of spewing false information.

Alzheimer's was thought once to be related to aluminum. Then they realized the aluminum was use in processing the slides. So, no relationship.

The assumption that Mercury is used in vaccinations was true once upon a time, but it is not now, and there is no need to try and scare people so they avoid vaccinations for this reason.

Dementia is a horrible disease. Why is it increasing? Why do we hear of so many cases of Pancreatic Cancer, or T-Cell Lymphoma, or soft tissue cancer? Many of these are hitting younger people. Why are farmers and ranchers in South Dakota often living to be 100 or more? Maybe a lifestyle which avoids the sun and hard work, and ingesting too much fast foods are doing us in? Maybe our environment we have chosen, not the one we have not selected, is what is killing us.
16:32 November 16, 2011 by jbaker
The research found in Mainstream Media is controlled and tainted. Working in the sun and getting free vitamin D is what keeps you healthy. Since the 1960's we have been told to stay out of the sun and use cancer causing chemicals to paint on our bodies. The cancer rates and most other diseases have shot through the roof since the 1960's.

Mercury is still used in vacines. The Pharmaceutical Industry makes money and stays alive off of treating sick people. They don't need a cure for disease and will not allow one.

Look up in the sky all over this planet and see the Chem Trails spewed out by jet airplanes. Those are not water vapors. They spread out and become thin cloud layers and within days drop to the earth loaded aluminum and barium particulates amongst other junk. The oceans,lakes,rivers and snow packs are showing heavy levels of these metals and chemicals in the last 20 years compared to before then. The research is out there. Educate yourselves and try to stop this before you are killed by these horrendous diseases.

There is a natural Cure for every ailment and disease known to Humanity. It is too bad that 99% of Humanity will listen and believe in Mainstream Media and their Government(Puppet) Officials and not seek out the Truth.
18:16 November 16, 2011 by jbakers_government_clone
It's true, the government has been introducing various metals into the bodies of its citizens. It wants to drain and control the mind of every human on the planet so that they will sacrifice themselves to Alien Lord G'lothno when he revisits the planet in 2016 A.D. They have already sacrificed every United States president (the ones you see now are clones) to hold him off, but that is only in preparation for The Great Giving.

You should run. Stop using technology and stop getting mainstream medical treatment. That is how they control you.

I will most likely be terminated now that the truth is out, but the fact that you know is the important thing.
09:02 November 17, 2011 by catjones
There's a big difference between 'working' on a cure and 'finding' a cure. The latter deserves ink, the former deserves the local.
09:22 November 17, 2011 by aceroni
In the past it was UFOs, now you can find all the wackos in science and climate discussions...
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