News in Research

February 19, 2019

Hope of a Precision Medicine Approach for GBA-linked Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers gain a new understanding of the GBA gene mutation in Parkinson's disease, and see a path to targeted therapeutics.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Parkinson’s Disease/ Dementia with Lewy Bodies, ADRC News


February 18, 2019

Discovery Conference 2019 Preview: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will present More than Medications: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss. Learn more about this topic.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


February 01, 2019

A New Film about Alzheimer’s Disease for Local Indigenous Communities

The UW ADRC and Partnerships for Native Health have released an outreach film about Alzheimer’s disease and research for Native American communities. The film was created by Sky Bear Media, a Native American-owned company [Video].

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


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