Medicine’s Shu Chen, Allison Kraus highlighted for research into whether skin sample, nasal swab could identify dementia

Could a type of dementia be diagnosed through skin? University Hospitals, Case Western researchers are trying to find out

cleveland.com: Professor Shu Chen and Assistant Professor Allison Kraus from the School of Medicine were noted for their roles as part of a new research team looking into whether a skin sample or a nasal swab could hold the key to identifying a certain type of dementia. The researchers are working together on a five-year clinical study to evaluate whether skin or tissue samples could be used to distinguish Lewy body dementia from other types of dementia.