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Senior-in-PET-Scan
By Andy Ratana, 7:53 pm on March 19, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia currently affect 47.5 million people worldwide, which is why it is increasingly important to advance our understanding of the disease and its progression in order to find a cure. For the first time, a research team from the University of California, Berkeley was able to track the whole progression of Alzheimer’s disease and the build up of the protein tau in cognitively normal adults, who are alive, by using PET scans. A positron emission tomography scan, or PET scan, is an imaging test that uses a radioactive material to trace a disease. The radioactive tracer is often injected intravenously and travels via the…

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