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Researchers aim to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s disease progression

University of Maryland (UMD) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) researchers are working together to develop a new X-ray based technique that has the potential to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s disease in a preclinical stage. The group’s immediate aim is to develop a noninvasive way to quickly measure the amount of amyloid plaque in the brain, which has been found to correspond with Alzheimer’s disease progression. The researchers’ work was recently published in Scientific Reports.