May 5, 2015

Victorian researchers in race to find cure for Alzheimer’s disease

Positron emission tomography (PET), sophisticated scans pioneered in Victoria, that use small amounts of radioactive material to make the plaque build-up glow have recently shown it’s possible to detect Alzheimer’s disease 15-20 years before people experience symptoms, providing hope that if the plaque build-up is caught early it could slow or even stop brain cell death. {read more here}