brain-researchAcross the country medical research institutions are exploring a variety of protocols for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Washington researchers are approaching the problem by utilizing the patient’s own genes. The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has received a grant from a local family foundation to expand this work and begin clinical trials.

The life sciences research community in Washington State benefits from the close collaboration between leading health care research institutions. There are over 480 life sciences and global health organizations in Washington including top-tier universities and over 4,500 scientists and researchers. Since establishing the first hospital in the NW territories in 1858 Washington State has been pioneering life-saving breakthroughs for over a century.

Read more about the UW Alzheimer’s Research Center work in  The Seattle Times.