September 30, 2016

New tau PET tracer carries potential to advance Alzheimer's testing

There’s a new way to detect the buildup of tau proteins in living brains, according to  research published in the journal  Brain. The method uses PET imaging to see in which regions of the brain the protein is accumulating. It may also possibly reveal clues about the potential for Alzheimer’s or other tau-related cognitive diseases in individual patients—and pave the way for new types of Alzheimer’s drugs.  {read more here}