Study Suggests Flaws in Standard Cognitive Alzheimer's Test Could Undermine Drug, Biomarker Research | GenomeWeb

According to a team led by researchers at Plymouth University, there are significant flaws in the standard cognitive test used to diagnose and evaluate Alzheimer's disease patients, which could be hampering efforts to develop treatments and biomarkers for the disease.

The test, called the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Behavior section, or ADAS-Cog, is particularly limited in its capacity to measure early-stage Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said, which could cause difficulties tracking the progression of such patients.

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