Study links proteins in spinal fluid to Alzheimer's disease

08/9/2010 | Reuters

Belgian researchers who monitored the levels of beta amyloid and tau -- two proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease -- in spinal fluid said the technique helped accurately identify Alzheimer's in 90% of patients with the disease. The method also pinpointed all of the study participants with memory problems who would go on to develop the disease in the next five years.

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