Tau Levels in Spinal Fluid Possible Biomarker of ALS, Likely Progression

Tau Levels in Spinal Fluid Possible Biomarker of ALS, Likely Progression

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Tau Levels in Spinal Fluid Possible Biomarker of ALS, Likely Progression

Levels of the protein tau found in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) — the transparent liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord — can help in diagnosing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a study reported. Tau levels in ALS patients also correlated with a faster progression rate and poorer survival, suggesting this protein could work as a prognosis biomarker. The study, “Tau protein as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” was published in the European…

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