Swedish diagnostic method for Alzheimer’s becomes international standard

Researchers at Gothenburg University have developed a reference method for standardized measurements that diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms appear. The method has now formally been classified as the international reference method, which means that it will be used as the standard in Alzheimer’s diagnostics worldwide.Everyone naturally builds the beta amyloid protein in his or her brain. The protein’s normal function is not completely mapped, but one theory is that it participates in the formation and removal of synapses, which is vital in enabling the brain to form new memories. Remain in the brain Henrik Zetterberg is a Professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy. Credit: University of Gothenburg Beta amyloid built by healthy people is quickly transported out to the spinal fluid and blood. But with…

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