News in Research

May 03, 2022

May 7th is National Brain Awareness Day

National Brain Awareness Day is coming up! Let's heighten awareness of the critical need for people to become brain donors to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

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


March 17, 2022

Creating connections with the African American community to find the best ways to assess cognitive aging and mental health during a pandemic

After seeing how the pandemic limited access to health care, Dr. Debby Tsuang worked to find the best ways to remotely assess cognitive and mental health symptoms in African Americans. A new project, funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, aims to pave the way towards more inclusive and representative diagnosis and research.

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Categories: Research, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


March 15, 2022

Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: Learn about the ADRC Development Project Awards 2022-2023

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 awardees of the ADRC Development Projects! These projects, led by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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


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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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


December 30, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You

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, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


December 07, 2021

NACC is now accepting applications for the New Investigator Awards!

Researchers in the early stages of their careers are invited to apply for NACC’s New Investigator Award. Applications are due January 21, 2022.

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Categories: Research, ADRC News