[Neuroscience] Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using hair samples

Sciclips via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by kar.sanchayita from gmail.com)
Fri Aug 26 00:11:00 EST 2011

A recent US patent application from Korean Institute of Science and
Technology describes a method for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
by detecting the presence of 24S-hydroxycholesterol in a sample of
hair from a patient. The concentration of 24S-hydroxycholesterol which
is statistically significantly greater than an average concentration
of 24S-hydroxycholesterol in healthy people indicates a preliminary
diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The average concentration of 24S-
hydroxycholesterol in healthy people is about 58.4 ng/g. News link:

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