Researchers find new biomarker to predict cognitive decline

February 8, 2019

During the research, the team examined the markers related to the blood-brain barrier, which regulates the movement of cells and molecules between the blood and the fluid that surrounds the brain nerve cells.

In more than 160 people with and without cognitive impairment, the researchers measured the levels of a protein called platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ) found in capillaries associated with the blood-brain barrier.