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Free radical damage pinpointed in Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1616
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Oxidative damage to brain cells may be a principal indicator of Alzheimer's disease activity, according to new research that has identified increased concentrations of free radicals in certain areas of patients' brains.

    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and colleagues at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, have discovered that the measurement in body tissue of compounds called isoprostanes can accurately …

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