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Pittsburgh Compound B offers early proof of Alzheimer’s

April 23, 2008 Pittsburgh Compound B offers early proof of Alzheimer’s Yomi Wrong -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Though University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's disease researchers believed it all along, groundbreaking research now confirms that Pittsburgh Compound B binds to the beta-amyloid deposits found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's. The finding is a major step toward an early, definitive diagnosis of the memory-stealing disease in living patients. "As excited as researchers get, we are pretty excited," said senior author Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, a professor of neurology, psychiatry, neurobiology, and human genetics and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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