At HAI, researchers explore diagnostic potential of a tau tracer
The accumulation of tau protein in the brain reflects a spectrum of different human neurodegenerative diseases, from those affecting the front of the brain, such as frontotemporal dementia, to those affecting the back, such as posterior cortical atrophy. Scientists are hoping that tau PET imaging will pinpoint those deposits in living people with sufficient accuracy to radically improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and basic understanding of these tauopathies. Alas, this vision may take a bit longer to realize. Read more.