Category: Lindsay Farrer

UW involved in large study on the genetics of blindness

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Lindsay Farrer, School of Medicine An international study involving 26 centers around the world has produced a more detailed picture of the genetic factors involved in age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly… Expert quote: “Using the concept of personalized medicine, the goal would be to develop a drug […]

From Seder to Yoga, a Jewish Approach to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

The Jewish Daily Forward Lindsay Farrer, School of Medicine, School of Public Health On a recent July afternoon, a group of residents at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale, New York congregated on a shady terrace. They were sitting in a semicircle facing Deborah Michaels, the instructor leading the yoga class… Expert quote: “You have this […]

Largest-ever Alzheimer’s study unlocks new knowledge about the disease’s genetic roots, researchers say

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living Lindsay Farrer, School of Medicine The largest-ever international study of Alzheimer’s disease has significantly expanded the scientific community’s understanding of the disease’s genetic underpinnings, according to a report in Nature Genetics… Expert quote: “Each gene we implicate in the disease process adds new knowledge to our understanding of […]

Worldwide effort identifies 11 new Alzheimer’s genes

United Press International Lindsay Farrer, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Alzheimer’s Disease Center A collaborative worldwide effort resulted in the identification of 11 new Alzheimer’s genes — doubling the potential for medications, U.S. researchers say… View full article