Monday, May 9, 2011

Chemical Highlight Alzheimer's Disease in the Brain

Current medications are most effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. That's why the FDA may approve a new chemical that can highlight Alzheimer's signs in the brain.

Eli Lilly's Amyvid is injected into patients who then get a PET scan. A negative diagnosis rules out Alzheimer's.

1 comment:

Anita said...

Always good to know that people are diligently working on cures and medications to treat these dreaded diseases. It's hard to imagine being a victim, but unfortunately, some of will be.