Study links clusters of amyloid protein to memory impairment

07/29/2009 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers using molecular and functional imaging techniques found that clumps of amyloid protein in the brain appear to interrupt memory formation years before a patient exhibits symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They think the findings could pave the way for new processes of predicting and treating cognitive decline in those who are at risk for developing the condition.

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