Dementia: Blood levels could point to early loss of neuronal connections

Researchers from DZNE and Ulm University Hospital have identified a protein in the blood that may indicate the degradation of neural connections years before the onset of dementia symptoms. If these findings are confirmed, recording this protein called “beta-synuclein” could contribute to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and possibly also help to assess nerve damage resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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