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“Can the machine invasion help save your brain?” CBS explores this question in an October 27 article about the development of technology as it relates to advances in Alzheimer’s disease. While the amount of genetic data available has increased in recent years, the speed at which it gets sifted through also needs to increase in order to effectively pinpoint detection and risk factors for the disease. Cloud storage systems have been particularly helpful in this regard, the article notes. Li-San Wang, Principal Investigator for NIAGADS at UPenn, says, "We're talking about moving hundreds of...
Effective May 1, 2017, NIH will begin permitting access to data with an “Alzheimer’s disease only” data use limitation if the data access request includes research on Alzheimer’s disease or the ADRDs delineated above. Updating the definition of Alzheimer's disease used to establish data-sharing criteria will allow advancement of research on dementia-causing disease processes that are commonly embedded in and/or are difficult to distinguish from AD during life. This clarification will allow approved users of Alzheimer's disease genomic data to pursue research that is fully congruent with the...
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The National Institute on Aging is requesting comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed FY2019 Bypass Budget for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Comments are limited to 300 words or less, and are due by March 27, 2017. Read more at Inside NIA .
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We are pleased to announce that our article " NIAGADS: The NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site " is now in-press with Alzheimer's & Dementia , the journal of the Alzheimer's Association . The full text is available here and: http://tinyurl.com/j3gcvjn We will post another update with the corrections are available online, and when the article is assigned a date for publication.
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The GenomicsDB v 2.1 is now released. New features in this mini-release are: New NIAGADS GWAS Summary Statistics datasets added: NG00045 , NG00048 , and NG00049 . Public strategies illustrating how to explore these and related datasets have been added. Improved rendering of GWAS summary statistics tracks allows p-values associated with specific variants to be viewed directly on the genome browser Access the Genomics Databse at www.niagads.org/genomics .
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This post originally appeared on Science of Aging, the blog for the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania. It is reposted here with permission. The 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) was held last month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The annual conference gathers thousands of physicians, scholars, and advocates who work on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD). The event had such a considerable local impact that banners for the conference appeared throughout Toronto Pearson International Airport, the downtown core, and the event even made...
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