NYTimes.com has posted an article about a study on using a spinal fluid test to predict Alzheimer’s at a much earlier rate of progression than ever before. The study will be appear today in the Archives of Neurology and can be found here.
The study used more than 300 patients in their 70s. Two hundred had memory problems, 114 had no memory problems, and 102 had a diagnosed case of Alzheimer’s. The study looked at the spinal fluid protein levels (amyloid beta). Every patient that had higher levels of this type of protein developed Alzheimer’s within 5 years.
Here are some physical and electronic books held within our collection:
Clinical Alzheimer rehabilitation [electronic resource]
Cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease [electronic resource]
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