News in Precision Medicine

November 29, 2020

Time Capsule: Revisiting a Defining Question about Alzheimer’s, 34 Years Later

In the inaugural issue of ADRC’s Dimensions newsletter in 1986, a reader asks: “I am confused about the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and senility. How can you tell them apart?” Looking back, with over three decades of clinical research under our belt, this question still gets to the heart of tricky issues about brain health and aging, but also reveals substantial progress.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC 35th Anniversary Celebration, ADRC News


An Interview with the ADRC’s Founding Director

George Martin, MD, Emeritus Professor of UW Pathology, has led a long and productive career at the University of Washington, where he received his BS and MD degrees and has been a member of its faculty since 1957. He shares memories, fascinating insights about evolutionary biological theories of aging and genetics, and his hopes for the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, Profiles, ADRC 35th Anniversary Celebration, ADRC News


Are Females at a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Over our 35 year history, the ADRC has tackled questions about whether biological sex affects one's risk of Alzheimer's disease. The answer is complex.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC 35th Anniversary Celebration, 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


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


June 04, 2020

UW’s Young Lab Links Loss of SORL1 Gene to Alzheimer’s Risk and Sheds New Light on Role of Amyloid in Cellular Traffic Jams

"What this tells us is that there are multiple pathways. We think we may be seeing an earlier stage of disease progression and that the two pathways could converge. This is going to affect how we design new treatments” - UW ADRC researcher Jessica Young, PhD.

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Categories: Therapeutic Pipeline Project, Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


May 07, 2020

Visit the new website of the UW Medicine Huntington’s Disease Society of America HDSA’s Center of Excellence

The new website provides patients and families with resources, genetics 101, links to clinical trials, events, and HD research - and a blog called "Dr. Bird's Nest." The HDSA Center of Excellence at the UW Medical Center is led by the MBWC's Dr. Suman Jayadev, MD and Dr. Thomas Bird, MD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 30, 2020

Featured Publications of Spring 2020

The ADRC featured publications include papers investigating new genetic targets, public perceptions around medications and brain health, and the link between Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy in preclinical model systems.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 29, 2020

Building a Platform for Protein Therapeutics

Researchers at the UW Institute of Protein Design are building a protein design platform to solve the puzzles of treating Alzheimer's disease with new therapeutics, with support from the UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub