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Title: Imaging agents for monitoring changes of dopamine receptors and methods of using thereof

The present invention is related generally to a method for screening subjects to determine those subjects more likely to develop diabetes by quantization of insulin producing cells. The present invention is also related to the diagnosis of diabetes and related to monitor disease progression or treatment efficacy of candidate drugs.
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The Regents of the University of California CHO
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Patent File Date: 2008 Apr 25
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The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
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United States

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