News in Precision Medicine

November 13, 2017

Bill Gates is “Digging Deep” Into Alzheimer’s Disease

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has had enormous success in reducing childhood morality, partly in collaboration with UW health metrics researchers. Now, Gates is hoping to make a difference in Alzheimer's disease worldwide by investing in innovative research.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


October 24, 2017

Opening a Dialogue about Dementia

The UW ADRC outreach team aims to bring culturally responsive clinical care and avenues to research participation to urban Native American communities.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


October 09, 2017

The Tiny Worm Driving UW Alzheimer’s Research

“Powerful.” “Fantastic.” “Cute.” “Rad.” “Far out.” This is how UW Alzheimer's researchers have been overheard talking about the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. Why do they love this 1-mm creature?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


September 18, 2017

Native Knowledge

Addressing Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine


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 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


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 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


March 15, 2017

A Bipartisan Moment for Medical Research

On invitation of Patty Murray (D-WA), Dr. Thomas Grabowski testified in support of extra NIH federal funding, needed to meet the goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. We bring you important snippets.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine


March 07, 2017

Dr. John Ravits Gives an Encouraging Update on Genetic FTD/ALS Treatment

C9ORF72-linked FTD and ALS join the ranks of Huntington's disease and spinal muscular atrophy as targets of groundbreaking antisense oligonucleotide clinical drug trials. Clinicians deal with a genetic testing conundrum.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders