News in Discoveries Made Possible By You

July 29, 2021

Alzheimer’s study shows how tau pathology affects “nuclear speckles” in brain cells

In a new study, the Kraemer Lab and the UW ADRC Neuropathology Core team provide evidence that tau pathology interferes with genetic expression in cell organelles called "nuclear speckles" in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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


May 20, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You - Spring 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


April 29, 2021

New Insights on Preventing Hospitalizations for People Living with Dementia and Diabetes

New results out of the ACT Study reveal higher than recognized rates of hospital visits due to diabetes symptoms for people living with dementia. The researchers suggest that better primary care and health monitoring could prevent many of these health emergencies.

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


March 12, 2021

ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: 2021-2022

These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


February 24, 2021

In the News: Brain donation helps researchers continue the fight against Alzheimer’s

“I personally think brain donation is the greatest gift a person can give to science,” says C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Ph.D., who leads the BioRepository and Integrated Neuropathology (BRaIN) Laboratory and Precision Neuropathology Core at the University of Washington and UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


February 08, 2021

Preventing dementia: Effects of hypertension drugs

ACT studies find medications to treat high blood pressure may differ in their impact on dementia risk, writes ADRC's Dr. Eric B. Larson

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


January 29, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Charles Bernick on the Promise of Anti-Amyloid Drugs

The Director of Clinical Trials for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center talks about the significance of recent positive clinical trial results in the Alzheimer's field and his perspective on emerging disease-modifying therapies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, aducanumab, Q&A, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


January 28, 2021

Improving Genetic Counseling for Dementia in the Age of Exome Testing

UW Medicine and ADRC researchers have published the first-ever study to assess the impact of exome genetic testing and counseling for individuals living with cognitive impairment due to a neurodegenerative condition. High levels of reported participant satisfaction suggest that the practice can be used effectively in this population in a clinical setting.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


November 30, 2020

The Early ADRC’s Search for an Alzheimer’s Gene

How Creative Teamwork, Collaboration, Leadership, and Luck Set the Stage for Today’s Approach to Biological Complexity. Part 1 of 3.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


November 29, 2020

Prescriptions for Prevention of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Exploring the most impactful take-home lessons of the Adult Changes in Thought study about dementia prevention and risk factors

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Food & Diet, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News