New MRI Method May Help Detect Early Stage Alzheimer’s

New MRI Method May Help Detect Early Stage Alzheimer’s
alzheimer's MRIA new, sensitive molecular magnetic resonance imaging contrast probe was recently developed by a team of researchers from Northwestern University. The study, entitled “Towards non-invasive diagnostic imaging of early-stage Alzheimer's disease” was published in Nature Nanotechnology by Kirsten L. Viola, first author of the study, and led by Dr. William L. Klein, from the Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Dr. Vinayak P. Dravid, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, along with colleagues. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, characterized by two important pathological features: amyloid-β plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. The amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the excessive accumulation of amyloid-β peptide leads to neurofibrillary tangles composed of aggregated tau hyperphosphorylated. It has been postulated that early-stage biomarkers that
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