Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s possible with new dye

A scientific breakthrough from scientists at the University of Granada could contribute significantly to the early diagnosis of diseases such as  Alzheimer’s. A new fluorescent dye capable of detecting, in a single test lasting 20 minutes, the presence of phosphate and biothiol inside living cells can identify the presence of Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis since abnormal levels of both substances are associated with these diseases.