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June 26, 1986

Initial experiments suggest a test of spinal fluid may be able to help doctors in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. "We have enough pilot data which is encouraging enough to see if the test would prove itself in clinical trials," said Dr. Henry Wisniewski, director of the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities on Staten Island in New York. The test reveals how much of a particular protein is present in a patient's spinal fluid.

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