Medical Xpress: Yale-developed test for Alzheimer’s disease directly measures synaptic loss

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Yale researchers have tested a new method for directly measuring synaptic loss in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The method, which uses PET imaging technology to scan for a specific protein in the brain linked to synapses, has the potential to accelerate research for new Alzheimer’s treatments, the researchers said. The study was published in JAMA Neurology. (July 16, 2018)

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