A student of the University of Florida was very creative.

rulerOnce and again is proved that medicine is developing continuously as well as young students trying to discover something new. Jennifer Stamps, an excellent student of the University of Florida, has developed a simple but ingenious test that may be able to help in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

For the test you do not need much – just a ruler and a little butter. The sense of smell is associated with cranial nerve, which first gets hurt when the cognitive part of the brain starts dying. A ruler is used to measure the distance from which a person can smell butter.

Rosebud Roberts, Jessica Stamps’s mentor, is very optimistic about this test, and is proud of his student for the innovation.

All of this sounds interesting, but its test is still at the level of hypotheses, waiting for further research that may enable the test to being valid for use.