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Study examines method for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday 02 August 2011

A study suggests that in “people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), PET scans taken at the start of the study showed greater impairment in those who went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease than in those who didn’t”. Researchers also found “the scans were better for predicting who would develop Alzheimer’s disease than Alzheimer’s than cognitive tests, and could detect changes in brain function over a shorter time period”.

The study was conducted by Karl Herholz, from the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre and colleagues from Manchester University and it received funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. It was published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

For further information please see the article entitled “Study finds new method for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease” on the University of Manchester website at:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/news/display/?id=7295

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