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Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland breezed into the fourth round of the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament on Sunday with a 6-0, 6-0 thumping of Germany's Annika Beck.
Researchers in the United States say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90-percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's disease within three years. It could help families of people developing the cognitive disorder make early decisions on how best to care for them and may also aid the search for treatment, the authors said. Several years of clinical trials are likely to be needed to assess the prototype technique, the first blood "biomarker" to predict the tragic degenerative disease. Alzheimer's, caused by toxic proteins that destroy brain cells, is a currently incurable and fatal degenerative disease.