Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dimentia. It is a condition that slowly causes abnormal changes in the brain's memory, reasoning and decision-making abilities. Scientists and medical researchers have been investigating ways to cure this disease, or at least waysto detect its early onset. Horng's research team has made significant process in early testing of AD through a simple blood test. In this talk, she shares the basic concept behind this technology, and why she has dedicated 20 years of her research to make this happen.
Herng Er Horng is a superconductivity researcher whose research team has successfully developed a new method for early screening of Alzheimer's Disease. This breakthrough research is made possible through a collaborative effort from Horng's research team at the National Taiwan Normal University's Institute of Electro-Optical Science and Technology as well as research physicians at the National Taiwan University Hospital.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx