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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.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar Cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with troops despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010.
A Mexican drug lord said to have been killed more than three years ago was shot dead in a clash with authorities Sunday, officials said. A man who died in a shootout in western Michoacan state "has been identified as Nazario Moreno," also known as "El Chayo," a government official said. National Public Safety chief Monte Alejandro Rubido told a briefing that military staff tried to apprehend Moreno, but that when he resisted they responded by "killing the alleged criminal on the spot" near the town of Tumbiscatio. "From a fingerprint analysis we have confirmed 100 percent that this was Nazario Moreno Gonzalez," said Tomas Zeron, the investigations chief at the federal prosecutor's office.