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Pioneering Alzheimer’s study in Colombia zeroes in on enigmatic protein

Woman from Colombian Alzheimer's study

Elenith is enrolled in a study of people whose families carry a genetic mutation for early-onset Alzheimer's, but she doesn't know whether she will develop the disease. "It has haunted me all of my life but I want to be prepared if possible," she says. Credit: Greg Kendall-Ball/Nature

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Nature 555, 567-568 (2018)


Travel for this story was paid for by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington DC.

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  • Correction 03 April 2018: This story originally misstated the radioactive marker that will be used in the tau scans. It is GTP1.


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