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Cedars-Sinai Develops New Technology to Detect Alzheimer’s

Finding protein plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease can often require costly PET scans or invasive spinal taps.

But researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in conjunction with Sacramento-based NeuroVision Imaging, announced Tuesday they have discovered a way to detect and identify the disease by optically scanning eyeballs.

In a peer-reviewed study published in “JCI Insight” last week, the scientists said they were able to employ experimental retinal imaging to detect and identify the beta-amyloid protein deposits that mirror those lodged in the brain.

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Written by Dana Bartholomew for the Los Angles Business Journal

(Cedars-Sinai Hospital)

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