News in Precision Medicine

June 09, 2021

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

A discussion about the latest advances and research in progress.

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


June 01, 2021

UW Alzheimer’s Researchers Receive 2021 Garvey Institute Awards for Technology-Driven Solutions

Winning ideas include improving patient-focused, population-informed care in clinical neurosciences; using neurocomputational modeling to track memory decline; and using deep learning to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and predict its progression.

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


May 20, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You - Spring 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


April 26, 2021

Study evaluates biomarker criteria for assessing Alzheimer’s risk

"This paper highlights the importance of studying not just what we are today calling ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ but also the factors that seem to make people resilient or able to resist cognitive decline and dementia, which are so often seen as inevitable features of aging.”

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


March 12, 2021

ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: 2021-2022

These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


February 24, 2021

In the News: Brain donation helps researchers continue the fight against Alzheimer’s

“I personally think brain donation is the greatest gift a person can give to science,” says C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Ph.D., who leads the BioRepository and Integrated Neuropathology (BRaIN) Laboratory and Precision Neuropathology Core at the University of Washington and UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


November 29, 2020

Time Capsule: Revisiting a Defining Question about Alzheimer’s, 34 Years Later

In the inaugural issue of ADRC’s Dimensions newsletter in 1986, a reader asks: “I am confused about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and senility. How can you tell them apart?” Looking back, with over three decades of clinical research under our belt, this question still gets to the heart of tricky issues about brain health and aging, but also reveals substantial progress.

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


An Interview with the ADRC’s Founding Director

George Martin, MD, Emeritus Professor of UW Pathology, has led a long and productive career at the University of Washington, where he received his BS and MD degrees and has been a member of its faculty since 1957. He shares memories, fascinating insights about evolutionary biological theories of aging and genetics, and his hopes for the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Profiles, Precision Medicine, ADRC History, ADRC News


Are Females at a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Over our 35 year history, the ADRC has tackled questions about whether biological sex affects one's risk of Alzheimer's disease. The answer is complex.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


September 30, 2020

Alzheimer’s Association’s Dr. Maria Carrillo Visits Seattle to Give Updates on Dementia Research

At Town Hall Seattle's latest event in the Arno G. Motulsky Science Series, Dr. Carrillo highlighted of the most significant reports out of the recent virtual AAIC, the world's largest forum in dementia science.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News