Announcing the 2020 Building Bridges Awards (BBA)

January 08, 2020 in Research

The Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology are pleased to announce the 2nd annual request for applications for Building Bridges Awards (BBA) for Creating Research Partnerships. Applications will be funded at a level of $10,000 to $20,000 each. Four applications will be funded, with the potential for 2 more (6 total), depending on the quality and quantity of applications.

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Pathology Quarterly Newsletter Autumn 2019

December 18, 2019 in Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our Department's newsletter. As we come to the close of an exciting year, we are mindful of the major changes we will be experiencing in 2020.

Autumn 2019 Quarterly Newsletter
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Autumn 2019 Publications
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Peter S. Rabinovitch, M.D. Distinguished Alumnus Award

July 22, 2019 in Research

Dr. Peter Rabinovitch talks about his life long connection with the University of Washington and his research in the Biology of Aging.

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Exploring the puzzle of Alzheimer’s ‘in a dish’ - Young Lab

August 28, 2018 in Research

Jessica Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind late-onset sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (SAD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder. The Young Lab's work is featured in an article on the UW Medicine Huddle and Newsroom websites.

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Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases - Zhang Lab

August 06, 2018 in Research

The Zhang Lab, led by Dr. Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at UW Medicine, is aiming to be the first group to develop reliable, accurate, and reproducible blood biomarkers in the field for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The Zhang Lab's work is featured on the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.

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Commentary: Rare-disease research benefits us all

April 26, 2018 in Research, Newsletter

Case in point: A drug for cancer was found to extend lives of people with progeria, and may have broader use in cardiovascular health.

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Herpes Hypothesis Leads to Surprise Cancer-Related Finding

February 16, 2018 in Research

Dr. Jia Zhu's herpes research may have implications for new therapies in cancer applications.

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AAAS names 8 UW researchers as fellows in 2017

November 27, 2017 in Research, Newsletter

Eight University of Washington researchers are among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced this month. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

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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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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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