News in Research

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


March 02, 2017

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 - A Sneak Peek

On April 7th, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center will join other experts to shed light on research progress, dementia-inclusive community engagement, and non-Alzheimer's disease dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community


January 24, 2017

Agitation Antidote

An effective medication is finally getting its due in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Wellbeing


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 13, 2016

Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Research: The Ins and Outs

UW researchers combine forces to identify the level at which air pollution raises dementia risk, a public health issue "affecting the cognitive health of everyone who breathes the air."

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, History, 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


September 20, 2016

Highlights of the 2016 UW Elder Friendly Futures Conference

The event featured transformative views on clinical care in geriatrics and neurology, research, and creative community improvements.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Brain Imaging