Close Health Alert: New early detection of Alzheimer's Scott Jones , KYTX 9:52 AM. CDT October 17, 2013 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST (CBS) - Researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they may be able to spot Alzheimer's years before memory loss begins. The study found people with certain proteins in their spinal fluid have a higher chance of developing the disease. Scientists hope their discovery will lead to a test, so doctors can treat patients early and possibly prevent the disease. (CBS) - Autism cases appear to be leveling off in Britain. A study in the British Medical Journal says about 1 in every 250 kids has autism. A rate that's held steady for the past few years. That's much lower than the U.S. where government numbers show about one in 88 children have the disorder. (CBS) - A study in the journal Nature finds different types of cancers share the same genetics. Scientists analyzed more than 3,000 tumors and discovered a handful of common mutated genes. For example, a mutation in many leukemia cases was also found in breast, kidney, lung and ovary cancer tumors. Doctors say the discovery could one day lead to treatments that target these mutations. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS A vigil for Brandy Mosley Missing woman in Palestine RAW VIDEO: Shooting inside Greenville car dealership caught on cell phone video Tyler Walmart gas mix-up leaves customers with pricey repairs Cell phone video captures deadly shootout in Nissan dealership 2 injured in oil tank explosion Roller Rink Restored CBS19 Investigates: Fatal crash sparks concerns on FM 279 Woman ticketed for bird egg bashing More calls for charges after Denny's beating More Stories ICE official releases statement on S.A. smuggling tragedy Jul 23, 2017, 12:58 p.m. Teacher turns to panhandling to buy supplies for students Jul 23, 2017, 6:49 a.m. ETX firefighter drowns after suffering seizure Jul 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.