Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in the News

News from the Memory and Brain Wellness Center

October 10, 2018

Bringing a New Vision of Social Citizenship to Cascadia

A new collaboration between the UW and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver aims to develop dementia-friendly research practices and community programs.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community

October 04, 2018

The Gut Microbiome and Brain Health

Can we invite the right community of microbes into the gut to help prevent brain diseases?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Food & Diet

September 27, 2018

Steve’s Deep Brain

A film in the 2018 Brain Awareness Video Contest tells the story of Steve Gilbert, PhD, a Parkinson's patient at UW Medicine who benefits from deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment of tremor.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies

August 15, 2018

Highlights and Photos: Adult Changes in Thought Symposium 2018

August 13-14th, researchers from around the country shared updates on research that leverages data from the UW/Kaiser Permanente ACT study on brain health and dementia.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine

August 07, 2018

Clinical MRI Brain Scans Will Enrich the Adult Changes in Thought Study Data Resource

The ACT Imaging Records Project, made possible by a new NIA grant, extends the research potential of Seattle's long-running study of aging.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research

August 06, 2018

Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Researchers in the UW Department of Pathology are developing accurate, low cost, non-invasive biomarker tools to enable routine early detection and precise diagnosis.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine

July 12, 2018

Our Alzheimer’s Study and the AAIC

Briana Lee of the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center writes about the use of brain imaging to discover a non-invasive biomarker for early Alzheimer’s disease, to make prevention possible.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine

July 10, 2018

Questions swirl around CTE brain disease and research

Is there a link between CTE and head trauma? What is the effect of CTE on behavior and suicide risk? Can CTE be diagnosed in living people? ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene has the answers. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine

June 26, 2018

The Herpes Virus - Alzheimer’s Link: A Q&A with Dr. Christine Johnston

A virologist's perspective on the possible link between common herpes viruses and Alzheimer's disease - and what it means for our health.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine

June 07, 2018

‘We Lobe You’

Researchers have created a way to express gratitude to research participants using personal brain scan data

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Categories: Research, Art