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NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers with the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) have found that serum neurofilament light chain (Nfl) levels could aid in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

In a study published this week in Nature Medicine, the scientists determined that measuring the rate of change in patient Nfl levels allowed them to distinguish carriers of a mutation linked to familial Alzheimer's more than 16 years before the onset of symptoms.

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