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Alzheimer’s: Fighting Back #852544

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New York: Jon LaPook) The importance of early detection in managing Alzheimer’s disease featured; details given of the finding that protein patterns {biomarkers} found in spinal fluid may aid in diagnosis; animation shown of protein buildup around brain cells. [Weill Cornell Medical College Dr. Norman RELKIN†- says we’d like to be able to identify the disease before it starts.] [Patient and wife Walter and Peggy KLINE†- talk about his symptoms.] [Duke University Medical Center Dr. Murali DORAISWAMY†- comments on Kline’s treatment with medication.] The importance of early diagnosis despite the fact there is no cure for Alzheimer’s discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) More information on the CBS Website and tomorrow’s segment noted.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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