News from January 2022

January 28, 2022

Do Microglia Cells Hold the Key to Understanding Personal Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease?

A team led by ADRC's Jessica Young, PhD and Suman Jayadev, MD are working to document how the biology of microglia and neurons is disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers want to understand how an individual’s genetic background influences their own disease process, and ultimately, how they may respond to targeted treatments.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


Mark Your Calendar for Brain Awareness Week Webinar on March 9!

This free webinar is geared towards members of the general public who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease, brain cell types, and current research in both areas.

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Categories: Research, ADRC News


January 26, 2022

Dementia risk drops after cataract surgery

Older people who had cataract removal surgery to improve their eyesight were less likely to develop dementia from any cause compared with those who did not, according to new research findings from the Adult Changes in Thought Study.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


January 20, 2022

Takeaways from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Dr. Angela Hanson, MD, researcher and geriatric physician at UW MBWC, reports on what she learned at the Alzheimer’s International Conference 2021, including the effects of COVID-19 on the brain, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, the MIND diet to improve brain health and prevent dementia, and promising therapeutics in testing.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


January 11, 2022

Get to Know Astrid-Suchy-Dicey, Epidemiologist and Notable Woman in STEM

Washington STEM features a Q&A with Astrid Suchy-Dicey, UW ADRC Investigator and WSU epidemiologist, about her education and career path. Dr. Suchy Dicey works to better understand how a wide variety of factors, from educational to economic, impact minority communities.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Profiles, ADRC News