A new marker for Alzheimer's disease can be used to predict how quickly a patient will develop memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.
Researchers at Washington University measured levels of a marker called visinin-like protein 1 in in the spinal fluid of 60 patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's then tracked their symptoms for three years.
Neurologist Dr. Rawan Tarawneh, now at the University of Jordan, led the study.
The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money - an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the plan calls for development of stores in a four- to six-story building, along with apartments for about 550 students. Design work will begin soon and construction could start as early as next January.
The housing units could be occupied starting in August 2014.