January 04, 2018 — Illumina and the University of Washington is teaming up to provide a grant program for researchers. The grants will provide Nextera DNA Flex for use in a wide range of scientific applications. Submit abstracts by Jan 15.
Neurology Today: Disparities in Care: Understanding the Overlap of Brain Health and Cardiovascular Disease in American Indians
January 02, 2018 — Read about the history, challenges, and successes of the ADRC Satellite Core's brain disease research in Native communities, in this Neurology Today article featuring Dr. Dedra Buchwald and Dr. Astrid Suchy-Dicey of UW ADRC/WSU Partnerships for Native Health.
December 20, 2017 — The 'All of Us' Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide, who will share their information over time. Submit your ideas through a “use case” tool that outlines and describes research questions that the project could help answer. Propose an Alzheimer's-related question! The deadline is February 9, 2018.
December 19, 2017 — Read the Dec 19th editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which accompanies the University of Minnesota review of >6 month trial studies of the effectiveness of physical activity interventions in slowing cognitive decline and delaying dementia onset.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.