Study: Biomarkers could improve trials of Alzheimer's drugs

05/12/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

U.S. researchers found that measuring the levels of several biomarkers linked to Alzheimer's disease in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with mild dementia might help predict the rate of their cognitive decline. The finding suggests that the biomarkers "might be useful as entry criteria for clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies for mild cognitive impairment and very mild dementia of the Alzheimer type," the researchers said.

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