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Dementia drug aiming for clinical trials next year
April 13, 2015

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Wright-and-HardingSEATTLE – A neurodegenerative disease drug developed at Washington State University will likely qualify for a federal “fast-track” designation and go into clinical trials next year, said Leen Kawas, CEO of M3 Biotechnology Inc.

April 9: Revolutionizing Alzheimer’s, cancer, other treatments
March 31, 2015


Harding-JoeSEATTLE – Activating or inhibiting the growth factors linked to dementia, cancer and wound healing will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University Innovators lecture and reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle.

Volunteers needed for study of memory and dementia
March 3, 2009

PULLMAN – Volunteers are needed for a new study of memory loss that is getting under way at WSU.

The researchers hope to enroll 100 volunteers who are not experiencing memory problems, 50 who are experiencing mild memory problems, and 50 who have been diagnosed with a progressive memory disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Participants must be age 50 or older, fluent in English and have no history of significant brain injury, stroke or disease other than the possible dementia that would be a subject of the study. Individuals who have participated in other studies with the researchers are welcome to join this study.

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Research strives to understand, intervene
March 3, 2006

A black canvas notebook and a timer are the low-tech tools Eleanor Catlin is using to keep her independence.For the past year, she has been keeping track of her life hour by hour throughout the day. On the right page is her plan, where she writes down any appointments or errands she needs to do, and the left page of her notebook is what she actually does.Thursday, Feb. 23: 11 a.m., lunch; 1:30 p.m., appointment at WSU.Over the past year Catlin and her husband, Jay Scheldorf, have had many appointments at the WSU Psychology Department, both as study participants and as clients at the Psychology … » More …