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Long-Awaited Technique Spots Alzheimer's Toxin

Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 752-753
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.752b

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STOCKHOLM-- On 24 July at the International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders here, a team revealed the first images from a positron emission tomography technique that picks up one of the defining--and first--features of Alzheimer's disease. This putative marker, as well as others reported at the meeting, could be invaluable not only for diagnosis but also in clinical research, conference attendees say.