July 29, 2014

Largest tau PET study confirms link to memory decline

Tau PET imaging has only recently been catching up to amyloid imaging in neurodegenerative disease and dementia research, but tau may be more of the culprit in cognitive decline than other naturally occurring proteins like amyloid. Finding tau deposition in the brain could be a way to verify Alzheimer’s prior to the arrival of all the characteristic symptoms, according to a study presented during this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2014. {read more here}