UF-Led Study Could Lead to New Way To Detect Brain Changes Associated With Alzheimer’s Risk

New research suggests there may be a link between abnormal blood levels of amyloid — a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease — and subtle changes in the brain microstructures. The researchers found, through a new MRI method called diffusion MRI, or "free-water imaging", an association in those with abnormal amyloid levels in the blood and structural abnormalities in the brain.