Novel Form of Alzheimer’s Protein in Spinal Fluid Indicating Stage of the Disease

HBI Blog / Novel Form of Alzheimer’s Protein in Spinal Fluid Indicating Stage of the Disease

A novel form of Alzheimer’s protein found in the spinal fluid indicates the stage of the Alzheimer’s Disease a person is in and also tracks with tangles of tau protein in the brain.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis carried out the research, which led to the above results.

Alzheimer’s Disease

The thorough study has been published in the journal Brain.

The study and its results can be a breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

On one hand, it could lead towards the diagnosis of the disease at an early stage, when there are no symptoms, or they are too mild to be diagnosed.

On the other hand, it could also help accelerate the efforts in finding treatment for this devastating disease.

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