News in Precision Medicine

April 23, 2018

Co-Participants: The Unsung Heroes of ADRC Research Studies

Curious about what happens in a longitudinal research study? A UW ADRC research coordinator writes about cognitive testing in Alzheimer's clinical research and her debt of gratitude to the partners of study participants.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 20, 2018

ADRC Awards for Ambitious New Ideas

Learn about the newly funded 2018-2019 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center pilot projects. These one-year projects encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 03, 2018

At UW Medicine, a New Research Center of Excellence for Lewy Body Dementia

A network of 24 medical research centers, including the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, has been formed to enhance research and outreach efforts around Lewy Body dementia.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


March 29, 2018

Omnibus Spending Bill 2018 UPDATE: A Bipartisan Moment for Alzheimer’s Research

In March of last year, it seemed like NIH federal funding for Alzheimer's disease researchers was hanging in the balance, stalled, even while a bipartisan group of senators expressed their desire to support a robust funding increase. Here's what the 2018 spending bill means.

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


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


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, ADRC News


October 24, 2017

Opening a Dialogue about Dementia

The UW ADRC outreach team aims to bring culturally responsive clinical care and avenues to research participation to urban Native American communities.

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