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October 19, 2020

Genetic Discovery in the UW Valdmanis Lab Illuminates Ancient Origins and Mechanisms of Novel ALS Risk Factor

A new study at the intersection of genetic sequencing technology and human brain evolution reveals the workings of a repeat expansion linked to ALS risk, for the first time.

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Categories: Research, ALS, 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


September 15, 2020

Register for the 2020 UW/OHSU Huntington’s Disease Symposium

Join the Pacific Northwest HD community on Zoom for an exciting, free virtual line-up of presentations filled with information, support, and hope for HD patients and family members on Sat. Oct. 10 from 9am - 2pm.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC News


July 31, 2020

New Lancet Commission report gives latest recommendations for preventing dementia

At AAIC 2020, an international group of researchers announced new additions to an authoritative list of dementia risk factors. Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, ADRC Associate Director and Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute gives his perspective on the growing knowledge about preventative risk factors and prevention strategies in early, mid, and later life.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Q&A, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


June 29, 2020

Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


June 28, 2020

A Voice For Seattle’s Seniors

Today, we celebrate Brenda Charles-Edwards, a local businesswoman, senior advocate, and Dementia Champion.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Social Determinants of Health, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


June 26, 2020

Bringing Together a “Dream Team”: Allen Institute, UW Medicine ADRC, and Kaiser Permanente Launch New Alzheimer’s Collaboration

Listen to ADRC researchers explain the goals of a new consortium to identify the cells that are involved in the process that leads to Alzheimer's or help protect against it. The project is funded by a five-year $40.5 million grant from the NIA.

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Categories: Research, ADRC News


ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research

Learn about the newly funded 2020-2021 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center development projects. These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, ADRC News


June 18, 2020

“Hope for the Heart of Our Community”: Honoring local efforts to help African Americans overcome the disproportionate burden of Alzheimer’s

Today, we celebrate Karen Winston, MSW, Seattle's City Liaison for the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders, who has spearheaded notable efforts in culturally tailored dementia awareness and support.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Social Determinants of Health, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, ADRC News


June 15, 2020

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

The UW ADRC, started in 1985, was just awarded $15 million over five years to continue our federally supported work. The UW Medicine news team checked in with Center director Dr. Thomas Grabowski, a professor of UW Radiology and Neurology, on the field of Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

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