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Alzheimer's diagnosis tool

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Researchers may have a new tool to diagnose Alzheimer's disease early.

Researchers in Sweden looked at biomarkers in the spinal fluid of patients with mild cognitive impairment -- a condition that often precedes Alzheimer's disease.

They found they were able to predict progression to Alzheimer's disease using three specific biomarkers.

Experts say the test is not fool proof -- several more kinks need to be worked out before it can be used routinely.

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