Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

July 26, 2017

Dr. Dirk Keene Comments on Largest Study of CTE in Football Player Brains, KOMO NewsRadio [Full Transcript]

The implications, caveats, and take aways from findings that 99% percent of NFL player donated brains show neurodegenerative disease on autopsy.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A

July 12, 2017

Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine

July 08, 2017

Ride4Alzheimer’s Live Blog: Stories From the Road

Follow the twists and turns of the father-daughter motorcycle tour to spread positive messages about living with Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community

July 03, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. George Martin

The UW Department of Pathology celebrated Dr. Martin, the founder of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. At age 90, he still studies the mechanisms of brain aging and champions young scientists.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Profiles

June 22, 2017

What’s the Best Diet for the Aging Brain?

Q&A with Dr. Angela Hanson, who studies how diet and genetics can affect cognition and Alzheimer disease progression

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A

June 16, 2017

Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art

May 15, 2017

Families Help in UW’s Search for Early Alzheimer’s Test and Treatment [VIDEO]

A local woman's family experience with Alzheimer's disease inspired her to fund and participate in a research study at UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine

April 24, 2017

This Video Game is Building the Periodic Table of Human Neurons

Citizen scientists are helping UW researchers to create 3D reconstructions of neuron types, speeding up scientific knowledge critical to brain disease cures.

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Categories: Research

April 17, 2017

Highlights of the 2017 Discovery Conference

The day featured new perspectives on memory loss, research updates, dementia-friendly community building, and advances in treating aging veterans with PTSD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community

April 05, 2017

Worming the Way Through the Maze of Alzheimer’s Biology

Researchers used computers, worms, and brain tissue to identify a multi-gene network at the center of late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine