Announcements

McKnight Award for Research on Memory & Cognitive Disorders Given to Beth Buffalo

December 15, 2017 — The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected the UW's Buffalo Lab to receive a 2018 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award. Our article Gaming the Memory System explores her work to study memory formation in the primate brain. Read on.

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Subscribe to our Monthly e-Newsletter!

December 13, 2017 — The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and the UW ADRC have launched a monthly newsletter to deliver bite-sized news, staff & faculty updates, community happenings, talks and events, and more -straight to your inbox.

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The ADRC Launches Partnership with Cerveau Technologies in the use of the new tau tracer [F-18]MK-6240

December 13, 2017 — "The availability of tau PET scanning using [18F]MK-6240 will help us investigate the different mechanisms that advance Alzheimer’s disease in the brain, as well as mechanisms of resilience, and will provide a revolutionary progression biomarker to guide therapeutic trials across all stages of the disease, especially the early stages when symptoms may be absent or ambiguous.” Read more.

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US Postal Service releases new Alzheimer’s Stamp on 11/30 to help support NIH funded research

November 29, 2017 — United States Postal Service is dedicating an Alzheimer's Stamp tomorrow at 1:00 pm PT. Proceeds will go to help support Alzheimer’s research at the NIH. See the dedication live!

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ADRC’s Dr. Matt Kaeberlein (UW Pathology) named as a 2017 AAAS fellow

November 27, 2017 — Eight UW researchers are among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced this week. AAAS fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Stomach-acid PPI meds don’t heighten dementia risk, UW ACT study indicates

November 17, 2017 — Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prevacid and Prilosec, have been linked to greater risks for several other conditions. Findings appear in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Initial Analyses Available from the Aging, Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Study

November 10, 2017 — In eLife, UW ADRC and Allen Brain researchers present an open-access resource of detailed molecular characterization of 107 brains from UW ACT Study. They detail the initial analyses to understand features of the aged brain, the relationship of dementia and pathology, and transcriptional signatures of dementia, neuropathology, and aging.

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New In JAMA - Advance Directives for Dementia: Meeting a Unique Challenge

November 07, 2017 — Publishing Nov 6 in JAMA, UW Memory Brain's Drs. Gaster, Larson (ADRC), and Curtis lay out vision of better advanced directives in dementia. They see a way to streamline end-of-life care planning, prevent suffering, and help families honor loved ones' wishes for late-stage dementia care.

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20-Year Follow-Up to ACTIVE Study Gets Funded

October 26, 2017 — Co-PIs, Sherry Willis, PhD and (UW Medicine) George Rebok, PhD, (Johns Hopkins) were awarded $756k from NIH for a 20-year follow-up to the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study.

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ADRC Assoc. Director Dr. Eric Larson published a book on aging for the public!

October 25, 2017 — "I knew I needed to write a book to try to tell an accurate story of aging." Read this UW SPH interview with ADRC's Dr. Eric Larson on his new book 'Enlightened Aging.'

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