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August 27, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A new test can pinpoint buildups of fibrous deposits throughout the body and someday may lead to a better way of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, British researchers reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The test uses a natural blood protein joined with a radioactive isotope to find the buildups, known as amyloid deposits. Initially, the procedure will be used to diagnose a rare disease called systemic amyloidosis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A new test can pinpoint buildups of fibrous deposits throughout the body and someday may lead to a better way of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, British researchers reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The test uses a natural blood protein joined with a radioactive isotope to find the buildups, known as amyloid deposits. Initially, the procedure will be used to diagnose a rare disease called systemic amyloidosis.
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