One might reasonably suspect that advances on individual fronts that battle age-related illness could also continue to shed valuable light on the meta mission of Ending Aging itself. Sometimes, novel techniques might be transferable; sometimes, novel perspectives. The history of science is replete with cases of unexpected gains in seemingly unrelated areas crossing over into other areas of particular interest.
Blood test takes step toward predicting Alzheimer’s - Stanford Medical Center Report Archive
<blockquote>Markus Britschgi, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Wyss-Coray’s lab, was
intrigued with the idea that proteins used by cells to communicate
could be measured in the blood to see what is going on in the body,
including the brain.
“This study made me realize that we should get away from this image of a brain isolated from the body,” said Britschgi, who is also a first author of the paper. “The brain is part of the body and so it’s connected in one huge network.”</blockquote>