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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, ADRC News


April 12, 2017

Big Data Scientists, Let’s Get Hacking!

UW's Dan Peterson explains Neurohackweek, an upcoming workshop in data science at the UW eScience Institute. It's an effort to create openly available data-sets for neuroimaging research and replicate more results.

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Categories: Research


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


March 02, 2017

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 - A Sneak Peek

On April 7th, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center will join other experts to shed light on research progress, dementia-inclusive community engagement, and non-Alzheimer's disease dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


February 10, 2017

‘With Us Every Step of the Way:’ A Tribute

Andrew McCormick, a social worker at Harborview Medical Center for the last 23 years, acts as a guide for families after a dementia diagnosis. Upon his retirement, we reflect on the real difference he's made in people's lives and his contributions to his clinic team.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Profiles


February 02, 2017

Collaborating for Statewide Innovation in Dementia Care Policy

Behind the scenes of our shared effort to improve memory loss care and community opportunities in WA State.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


January 24, 2017

Agitation Antidote

An effective medication is finally getting its due in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News