Brain Iron as an Early Predictor of Alzheimer's Disease

August 1, 2011

New scientific information relevant to Alzheimer's disease, obtained by researchers utilizing the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne and National Synchrotron Light Source at BNL, points to the use of elevated brain iron content, already observed in late-stage Alzheimer's, as a potential tool for early diagnosis, which would be a major breakthrough in fighting this debilitating neurological illness. More ยป