News in Research

March 07, 2018

An Extravaganza of Brains Greets Kids at UW Brain Awareness Week Event

The Memory and Brain exhibit at the 2018 UW Brain Awareness Week Open House offered students of all ages a show-and-tell of all the different ways scientists can visualize the human brain and diagnose brain disorders.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders

March 06, 2018

Presto Change-O! Neurons in a Dish: A New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

A new stem-cell study suggests that targeting a specific protein trafficking pathway in human cells can fight against the production of Alzheimer's disease pathology.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine

February 06, 2018

“One of the World’s First Experts in Neurogenetics”: A Profile of ADRC’s Dr. Tom Bird

A profile in Lancet Neurology marks Dr. Bird's role in the 1980s and 90s in unraveling the genetic secrets behind inherited Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia, and opening the UW Medicine Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, where he continues his work to this day.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders

February 02, 2018

The Good News about Alzheimer’s Disease

Thomas Grabowski, director of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ADRC, talks about ongoing trials and interventions. Video and Article

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Food & Diet

January 05, 2018

Transforming Dementia Care and Planning

Barak Gaster, MD, has spent 20 years developing meaningful solutions for prevalent and difficult issues in primary care. Now he is preparing family physicians to better identify signs of cognitive decline, fully engage in dementia care, and help everyone plan for future medical decisions.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A

January 03, 2018

New imaging method to help untangle role of tau in brain diseases

With a newly available brain imaging technique, UW researchers of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and FTD, will be able to embark on several new projects.

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Categories: Therapeutic Pipeline Project, Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders

December 08, 2017

Keeping Him in the Game of Life

Monte Strohl, a MBWC patient who participates in speech language therapy at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, wants to help medical students understand the value of this approach for people living with primary progressive aphasia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, FTD Disorders

November 30, 2017

Scientists, Could you Explain Your Research to Kids?

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) held an outreach event geared towards helping scientists and graduate students to communicate their science at different levels of complexity.

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Categories: Research

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

November 09, 2017

“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A