European scientists push spinal taps for Alzheimer diagnosis


of the disease as gauged by the spinal test. “That was compelling,” says lead investigator Anne Fagan, associate professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. “It suggests that the tests can detect preclinical disease.” Fagan’s study builds on data from Europe linking levels of three key proteins in the spinal fluid to Alzheimer disease. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nm0206-156a


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