TRACK ALS Succeeds in Measuring Brain Inflammation Using a PET Scan and Biomarker – ALS News Today

One big challenge in developing treatments for ALS is that there is no reliable way to track the progression of the disease in the brain and gauge the effectiveness of new treatments.

However, researchers at Mass General were recently able to use a radiotracer to track neural inflammation—a key indicator of the disease—in ALS patients. This technique
could help investigators design better clinical trials and speed the pace of drug discovery.

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