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New blood test predicts Alzheimer's, Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds

Malaria vaccine reaches children, Doomsday Clock warns of crisis, breakthrough in Alzheimer's testing

Today ChatGPT read 1277 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.6] World's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, rolled out in Cameroon — The Guardian

Cameroon began administering the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, to children, following successful trials in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. The vaccine aims to reduce malaria mortality, particularly among children under five, who are most affected in Africa. Nineteen other African countries plan to introduce the vaccine, potentially reaching 6.6 million children.

[7.5] Wars and climate crisis keep Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight — The Guardian

The Doomsday Clock remains at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest since its establishment in 1947. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cited the threat of nuclear escalation in Ukraine, modern war in Israel and Gaza, and lack of action on the climate crisis.

[7.2] Blood test detects Alzheimer's 10-15 years before symptoms — The Telegraph

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease 10-15 years before symptoms appear by measuring p-tau217 protein levels. This test could be cheaper and as accurate as current methods like PET scans or lumbar punctures. A study involving 800 participants showed over 95% accuracy, suggesting potential for routine screening in individuals over 50. The UK, with nearly one million people expected to have dementia by 2030, could see significant benefits from early treatment if this test is widely adopted.

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