The tracer 18F-AV-1451 may help diagnose progressive supranuclear palsy

■ Medicine / The tracer 18F-AV-1451 may help diagnose progressive supranuclear palsy Yonsei researchers have identified a novel Korean-specific mutation that is expected to contribute in detecting and preventing relevant cancers. Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an uncommon brain disorder that causes serious movement and balance problems. This condition involves abnormal accumulation of the tau protein in the brain, and its various clinical manifestations reflect the precise distribution of this accumulation. Research into these distributions has been impeded by the lack of a tracer that selectively targets pathologic tau proteins in living patients, but the radioactive tracer 18F-AV-1451 has recently been shown to strongly bind … Continue reading The tracer 18F-AV-1451 may help diagnose progressive supranuclear palsyRead More →