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Markers in Blood and Spinal Fluid, and a New Imaging Agent, Show Promise for Early Detection of Alzheimer's
Date:7/29/2008

unity setting and may be a useful biomarker for the development and monitoring of novel amyloid reducing therapies," Pontecorvo said. "On the basis of the findings we reported today, Phase II trials with 18F-AV-45 have been initiated."

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org.

About ICAD

The Alzheimer's Association 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2008) is the largest gathering of Alzheimer researchers in history. At ICAD 2008, more than 5,000 researchers will share groundbreaking information and resources on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and related disorders. As a part of the Association's research program, ICAD serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community.

-- Thomas Arendt. "Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Disease Using Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Expression Of CD-69 Following A Mitogenic Stimulus." (Funders: National Institutes of Health, GW Medical, Provista Life Sciences)

-- Anne M. Fagan. "Update on the relationship between in vivo amyloid imaging with 11C-PIB and CSF AB42." (Funders: : National Institute on Aging, Dana Foundation, Anonymous Foundation, Charles and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Initiative)

-- Harald Hampel. "Alteration of beta secretase (BACE1) functional candidate biomarkers in subjects with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease." (Funders: Science Foundation Ireland, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germa
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