Partnership Yields Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Breakthrough at 2 Canadian Universities

Partnership Yields Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Breakthrough at 2 Canadian Universities
A collaboration between researchers at two universities in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada has resulted in the discovery of an innovative, non-invasive diagnostic agent for Alzheimer's disease, where before such a definitive diagnosis would have been possible only from a brain autopsy. MSVUlogoHowever, new findings by research teams led by Dr. Ian Pottie, a professor of chemistry and physics at Mount Saint Vincent University, and Dr. Sultan Darvesh, who Dallogoholds the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Irene MacDonald Sobey Chair in Alzheimer's Research at Dalhousie University, has yielded what the investigators describe as a breakthrough in Alzheimer's diagnostics that has "never been done before. Never,” -- a non-invasive diagnosis while patients are still alive and treatable. As Darvesh puts it in a MSVU release: "We have a solution."
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