Better Test for Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Developed

Posted on July 15, 2010 by

Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley have developed a series of tests including PET scans and memory tests which have been significantly more effective in spotting individuals more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. The study, published in the June 30, 2010 issue of Neurology, is important because it is critical to learn who would best benefit from treatment. In addition, blood tests were given to determine which form of the APOE gene people had as one form is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

S. M. Landau, D. Harvey, C. M. Madison, E. M. Reiman, N. L. Foster, P. S. Aisen, R. C. Petersen, L. M. Shaw, J. Q. Trojanowski, C. R. Jack, Jr., M. W. Weiner, W. J. Jagust On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Comparing predictors of conversion and decline in mild cognitive impairment. Neurology, June 30, 2010 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181e8e8b8

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