News in Precision Medicine

June 15, 2020

Q & A on field of Alzheimer’s research with Dr. Thomas Grabowski

The UW ADRC, started in 1985, was just awarded $15 million over five years to continue our federally supported work. The UW Medicine news team checked in with Center director Dr. Thomas Grabowski, a professor of UW Radiology and Neurology, on the field of Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


June 04, 2020

UW’s Young Lab Links Loss of SORL1 Gene to Alzheimer’s Risk and Sheds New Light on Role of Amyloid in Cellular Traffic Jams

"What this tells us is that there are multiple pathways. We think we may be seeing an earlier stage of disease progression and that the two pathways could converge. This is going to affect how we design new treatments” - UW ADRC researcher Jessica Young, PhD.

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Categories: Therapeutic Pipeline Project, Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


May 07, 2020

Visit the new website of the UW Medicine Huntington’s Disease Society of America HDSA’s Center of Excellence

The new website provides patients and families with resources, genetics 101, links to clinical trials, events, and HD research - and a blog called "Dr. Bird's Nest." The HDSA Center of Excellence at the UW Medical Center is led by the MBWC's Dr. Suman Jayadev, MD and Dr. Thomas Bird, MD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 30, 2020

Featured Publications of Spring 2020

The ADRC featured publications include papers investigating new genetic targets, public perceptions around medications and brain health, and the link between Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy in preclinical model systems.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 29, 2020

Building a Platform for Protein Therapeutics

Researchers at the UW Institute of Protein Design are building a protein design platform to solve the puzzles of treating Alzheimer's disease with new therapeutics, with support from the UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


February 28, 2020

ADRC Pilot Project Update: Obesity and Dementia

At the ADRC Pilot Project Update on February 6, Robert J. Freishtat, M.D., M.P.H, presented his work on the relationship between obesity, fat cell signaling, and neurodegenerative disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


December 17, 2019

Decade-long research study reveals a new genetic target for fighting Alzheimer’s and FTD pathology

In the wake of disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. New UW research finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 shows promise.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


November 13, 2019

Featured Publications of Fall 2019

Snapshots of current research at the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning findings in neurology, precision medicine, genetic risk, and vascular brain health.

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


November 12, 2019

Ancestry-specific genetic variation at APOE Alzheimer’s gene modifies disease risk

In a new study of more than 3,000 Caribbean Hispanics, ADRC researchers found that individuals with African ancestry at a key Alzheimer’s genetic risk factor had 39 percent lower odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease than individuals with European ancestry at the gene.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News