Molecular imaging of tau pathology after traumatic brain injury with Nikos Gorgoraptis

Written by Sharon Salt (Senior Editor) & Kimberley Ndungu (Future Science Group)

Last year, researchers from Imperial College London (UK) published a study indicating that flortaucipir PET could be used as a potential diagnostic tool for neurodegenerative conditions linked to tau protein accumulation. Within their study, they also discovered that tau protein tangles were present in the brains of individuals who had experienced a single, severe head injury. At the Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference (16 September, London, UK), we spoke with first author of the publication, Nikos Gorgoraptis (Imperial College London), to hear more about molecular imaging of tau pathology after TBI. Nikos also discusses the limitations of using...

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