News in September 2017

Call for ADRC Pilot Project Proposals

September 20, 2017 in Research

The UW Alzheimer's Disease Reseach Center seeks proposals for pilot projects that use its resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Click on View Website to find out more.

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News in September 2017

Ninety-nine percent of ailing NFL player brains show hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease

September 05, 2017

The largest study of its kind has found damage in the vast majority of former football players’ brains donated for research after they developed mental symptoms during life. Of 202 former players of the U.S. version of the game whose brains were examined, 87% showed the diagnostic signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head trauma. Among former National Football League (NFL) players in the sample, that number jumped to 99%. The findings will likely ratchet up the pressure on leaders at all levels of football to protect their players. Still, the authors and other experts caution against overinterpreting the results, because the brains all came from symptomatic former players and not from those who remained free of mental problems.

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Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

September 05, 2017

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) toured our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, including the neuropathology core that is run by Dr. Keene. This article nicely highlights the service that the neuropathology core provides as part of our flagship Alzheimers Disease Research Center.

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