An April 9 San Francisco Chronicle story, “Brain scan could detect Alzheimer’s in earliest stages,” featured work by William Jagust, senior faculty in the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division. The story was based on a campus news release written by the Lab’s Public Affairs’ Sarah Yang.
Scientists have developed an imaging process that for the first time, they say, can identify and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people’s brains, even when there are no symptoms — a development that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment for a disease that has become more pervasive among the growing number of older Americans. “These scans have revolutionized the ways we think about Alzheimer’s disease,” Jagust said. “It’s opened up whole new way of doing research.” Read the full story.