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U.S. gives nod to Eli Lilly’s brain plaque test

U.S. regulators gave the nod to an imaging test from Eli Lilly and Co. that can for the first time help doctors detect brain plaque tied to Alzheimer’s disease, the company said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the radioactive dye, called Amyvid, to help doctors rule out whether patients have Alzheimer’s, the… U.S. gives nod to Eli Lilly’s brain plaque test   



Amyloid imaging helps in evaluating possible Alzheimer disease

A test to detect brain amyloid deposits associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) provides doctors with useful information on treatment and further testing for patients with cognitive impairment, according to a study published online by the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part ofWolters Kluwer… Amyloid imaging helps in evaluating possible Alzheimer disease   



Tracing the impact of amyloid beta in mild cognitive impairment

The amount of amyloid β (Aβ) in the brains of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is contributing to early memory loss, and increases with severity of symptoms, finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. The non-invasive study which used 18F-florbetaben to find Aβ plaques in brain scans… Tracing the impact of amyloid beta in mild cognitive impairment   



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