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Risto Kauppinen receives new BRACE grant to detect early hippocampal changes in Alzheimer's disease

7 November 2012

Professor Risto Kauppinen receives new BRACE grant to develop non-invasive techniques to act as early markers for Alzheimer's disease pathology.

New high field MR scanners offer the prospect of imaging approaches including hippocampal relaxometry and identification of hippocampal shape change which are likely to be more sensitive to early Alzheimer's disease progression than conventional volumetry. Risto plans to investigate these as potential biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease alongside cognitive tasks designed to probe hippocampal function.

The long term aim of the research is to develop MR imaging techniques to help clinically identify patients destined to develop Alzheimer's disease and be a sensitive diagnostic and disease progression marker in clinical trials.

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