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A More Detailed Image of Alzheimer's Disease

This article was originally published in Start Up

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Even as researchers continue the debate around whether the plaque formation characteristic of Alzheimer's Disease precedes or follows the neurological abnormalities that eventually cause dementia, a new imaging study has shown that plaques are a critical mediator in AD development, bolstering the notion that removing them or ultimately targeting the processes that lead to plaque formation are valid therapeutic strategies.

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