Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease In Earliest Stages: New Method

The proposed criteria are based on examining the structure and function of the brain using advanced brain imaging techniques as well as looking at spinal fluid for the imprint of the disease. Early detection will allow researchers to test vaccines that might be used preventively or to treat fully affected individuals, or other drug treatments that are directed at the earliest stages of the disease -- the best time to reduce symptoms.

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