Alberta researchers working towards effective saliva test for Alzheimer's disease

The Homestretch

Researchers at the University of Alberta have taken a major step towards developing a saliva test for Alzheimer's disease. Almost three quarters of a million Canadians live with some form of cognitive impairment. Those numbers are expected to balloon in the years to come. The researchers examined saliva from three different groups: people with Alzheimer's, those with mild cognitive issues and patients who function normally. They were able to find differences between those samples. Liang Li is a professor in the Department of Chemistry. Roger Dixon is a professor in the Department of Psychology. They both joined host Doug Dirks by phone.

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