News in 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, Brain Imaging, 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, Risk Factors


January 19, 2017

Presto-Change-o! Neurons in A Dish

Human-derived stem cell technology promises to accelerate the search for Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors


November 10, 2016

Neurotransmissions

This UW Medicine newsletter features our clinical approach to dementia and new work in the Alzheimer's disease research.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Profiles, Risk Factors


October 24, 2016

In a Worm, the Kraemer Lab Studies the Early Signs of Human Brain Disease

New clues to what kicks off neurodegeneration

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors


October 11, 2016

New Staff Spotlight: Christina Caso

Our center's new research analyst brings experience in FTD and Alzheimer's research, brain scanning, and a passion for work in neurodegenerative disease.

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Categories: Research, Brain Imaging, Precision Medicine


July 26, 2016

Crossing Borders: Beyond Euro-centric medical research in Parkinson’s disease

International research aims to prevent widening disparities in future access to precision medicine treatment of Parkinson's disease in the Latino population.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors


Cruzando fronteras: Más allá de las investigaciones Euro-céntricas en la enfermedad de Parkinson

(Spanish Version) Un proyecto genético internacional, dirigido por UW, tiene como meta el prevenir el aumento de las disparidades en el acceso, en un futuro, a la prevención y tratamiento de la enfermedad de Parkinson en la población Latina.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors


May 02, 2016

Gaming the Memory System

Researchers in the Buffalo Lab use videogames to figure out how the primate brain forms memories—and find clues to interventions for Alzheimer disease along the way.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Risk Factors


February 19, 2016

UW Alzheimer’s Research Center Turns 30

It's been a decades-long journey towards today's precision medicine approach to Alzheimer's disease.

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Categories: Research, Brain Imaging, History, Precision Medicine