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  • Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

    Portrait of Liviu Mirica standing outdoors. He is wearing a white button-down shirt and dark jacket and is smiling at the camera.

    U. of I. chemistry professor Liviu Mirica and his colleagues found that diagnostic agents that contain copper isotopes can detect amyloid deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Liviu Mirica, email  

    The paper “Design of a multivalent bifunctional chelator for diagnostic Cu-64 PET imaging in Alzheimer’s disease” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.