News Column

Findings from M. Shah and Co-Authors Update Knowledge of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Molecular Imaging Insights into Neurodegeneration: Focus on Tau...

June 30, 2014



Findings from M. Shah and Co-Authors Update Knowledge of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Molecular Imaging Insights into Neurodegeneration: Focus on Tau PET Radiotracers)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System Week -- Fresh data on Neurodegenerative Diseases are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Barcelona, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by progressive dysfunction and neuronal death, showing specific protein inclusions at autopsy. In vivo detection of these key proteins, namely amyloid-beta, tau, alpha-synuclein, and trans-active response DNA-binding protein 43 kDa, is possible by means of molecular neuroimaging techniques, such as PET."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The development of selective PET radiotracers targeting these proteins is critical for early and accurate diagnosis and for the successful development of disease-modifying therapies. Selective PET radiotracers for amyloid-p are already available, and potential tau tracers are emerging as new-generation biomarkers."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "An overview of the tau-PET radiotracer development scenario, focusing on tracers that are presently being examined in humans, is presented."

For more information on this research see: Molecular Imaging Insights into Neurodegeneration: Focus on Tau PET Radiotracers. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2014;55(6):871-874. Journal of Nuclear Medicine can be contacted at: Soc Nuclear Medicine Inc, 1850 Samuel Morse Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5316, USA (see also Neurodegenerative Diseases).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Shah, Piramal Imaging GmbH, Dept. of Clin Res & Dev Neurosci, Barcelona 08173, Spain.

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Barcelona, Mental Health, Nanotechnology, Molecular Imaging, Emerging Technologies, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel



Source: Pain & Central Nervous System Week


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters