Predicting Brain Diseases with Proteins
Partnership with the University of Montpellier
Today’s topic is “Predicting Brain Diseases with Proteins” from our website, “Stories of Excellence” which introduces various stories about Shimadzu’s efforts with customers and partners.
Shimadzu is working with scientists at the University of Montpellier to measure protein levels in the blood as predictors of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other age-related diseases of the brain years before patients show symptoms.
In the past 100 years, life expectancies across the world have doubled, and now anyone born in just about any country can expect to see their 60th birthday, something that was rarity a few generations ago.¹ Cures for infectious diseases and treatments for what were once debilitating disorders are major reasons for this great change. At the same time, however, longer lives have left us exposed to new diseases, ones for which medicine can do little more than shrug. And of all those that come with age, perhaps none are feared more than diseases of the brain…read more