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PhD candidate 'development of biomarkers for early diagnosis of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy using proteomics' - RadboudUMC
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) is a disorder of the brain in which the amyloid β-protein accumulates in the blood vessels of the brain. CAA is a major cause of intracerebral hemorrhages and cognitive decline. Currently available diagnostic tools (based on MRI) are insufficient to demonstrate the degree of CAA in patients with dementia or hemorhages. The aim of this project is to identify new, neurochemical, biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that have a high sensitivity to detect CAA. In close collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (USA), we will make use of an animal model (transgenic rats) for CAA to find these biomarkers.