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Blood test for Alzheimer’s shows 100 percent accuracy in early trials

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Kyla, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    http://www.gizmag.com/blood-test-alzheimers-100-percent/43767/


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  2. Bob

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    I'd like to know if this test, or similar, has been used to test ME patients for auto-antibodies...
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235287291630015X
     
  3. Simon

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    Rough and grumpy today, so sounding off accordingly:
    With 9,486 different proteins, that's very, very likely to be a false positive. No sign of appropiate statistical corrections in the paper's abstract Detection of Alzheimer's disease at mild cognitive impairment and disease progression using autoantibodies as blood-based biomarkers
    (though see this quote on the approach they used, from wiki "Random decision forests correct for decision trees' habit of overfitting to their training set.[3]:587–588" edit, correction: but still a small sample and 9,000+ variables to pick from...).

    No, they don't.

    IF it gets past that stage, it might be interesting.
     
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    @Simon does this work have a hypothesis?
     

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