May 17, 2017

PET shows variability in size, spread of tau in brains of Alzheimer's patients

The data was revealed in Molecular Psychiatry, with research led by Agneta Nordberg, a professor in Karolinska’s department of neurobiology, care sciences and society. Nordberg and her team used PET imaging to measure the spread of tau deposits and amyloid plaque linked with Alzheimer’s disease. They also charted the energy metabolism of the brain cells, monitoring the disease over time to see how the three parameters changed. {read more here}