Photo of a gloved hand holding someone else's bare hand as skin testing is performed

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 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.