News in Research

January 04, 2019

Why Congresswoman Jayapal Supports Funding Research and Community Advocacy

Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) has toured the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ ADRC and met families and community members. She writes about how these experiences inform her advocacy of increased research funding in dementia-related studies and caregiver support.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


December 13, 2018

FTD Education Day: Learning, Resources, and an Art Showcase

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center's FTD Education Day offered resources and support for people affected by the leading cause of dementia under 60 years of age.

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


December 04, 2018

Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients into 6 subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease based on genetic differences, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


October 29, 2018

Highlights from the 2018 AAIC

UW's Briana Lee brings back highlights from the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference, touching on NIH funding news, early disease detection, brain imaging, and the brain immune system's role in Alzheimer's disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


October 10, 2018

Bringing a New Vision of Social Citizenship to Cascadia

A new collaboration between the UW and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver aims to develop dementia-friendly research practices and community programs.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


October 04, 2018

The Gut Microbiome and Brain Health

Can we invite the right community of microbes into the gut to help prevent brain diseases?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Food & Diet, ADRC News


September 27, 2018

Steve’s Deep Brain

A film in the 2018 Brain Awareness Video Contest tells the story of Steve Gilbert, PhD, a Parkinson's patient at UW Medicine who benefits from deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment of tremor.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


August 15, 2018

Highlights and Photos: Adult Changes in Thought Symposium 2018

August 13-14th, researchers from around the country shared updates on research that leverages data from the UW/Kaiser Permanente ACT study on brain health and dementia.

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


August 07, 2018

Clinical MRI Brain Scans Will Enrich the Adult Changes in Thought Study Data Resource

The ACT Imaging Records Project, made possible by a new NIA grant, extends the research potential of Seattle's long-running study of aging.

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


August 06, 2018

Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Researchers in the UW Department of Pathology are developing accurate, low cost, non-invasive biomarker tools to enable routine early detection and precise diagnosis.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News