Plaque Buildup May Serve as Early Biomarker for ALZ's Disease, University of Pennsylvania Study

Published: Jul 16, 2013

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The trajectory of amyloid plaque buildup -- clumps of abnormal proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer's disease -- may serve as a more powerful biomarker for early detection of cognitive decline rather than using the total amount to gauge risk, researchers from Penn Medicine's Department of Radiology suggest in a new study published online July 15 in Neurobiology of Aging.

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