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PIB-PET offers early proof of Alzheimer's disease onset

June 3, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. PIB-PET offers early proof of Alzheimer's disease onset -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Groundbreaking research has confirmed that Pittsburgh Compound B binds to the beta-amyloid deposits in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The finding is a major step toward an early, definitive diagnosis of the memory-stealing condition. "As excited as researchers get, we are pretty excited," said senior author Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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