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  • Protein involved in brain-wave maintenance linked to Alzheimer’s-related cognitive dysfunction
    June 1, 2012

    In the brain, neurons use tightly controlled chemical and electrical signals to communicate with one another in complex networks. Low levels of a protein that facilitates these signals are associated with Alzheimer’s-related memory...

  • Cancer drug bexarotene reverses Alzheimer’s deficits in mice
    June 1, 2012

    In two recent studies, NIA-supported investigators identified a surprising new candidate drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and determined a potential mechanism of action for the compound. In the first study, researchers...

  • NIH partners with new public TV project
    May 30, 2012

    The National Institutes of Health is a partner in the new Next Avenue, a national public media project launched May 14, 2012, by PBS, focused on the growing 50+ population. NIH is collaborating with Next Avenue to share health information...

  • Alzheimer’s Research Summit, May 14-15, 2012
    May 14, 2012

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention was held May 14-15, 2012. Webcast of the Summit is available here: Day 1 webcast Day 2 webcast Transcripts: Day 1 (MS Word, 878K) Day...

  • NIH research featured in HBO documentary series on obesity
    May 9, 2012

    "The Weight of the Nation" documentary series and public awareness campaign by the cable network HBO, launching this week, features National Institutes of Health research showing how obesity affects the country's health and...

  • NIHSeniorHealth.gov gets new look, enhanced features
    March 28, 2012

    NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the health and wellness website for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been expanded and updated. Jointly developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine at...

  • HHS seeks comment on draft National Plan to fight Alzheimer’s Disease
    February 22, 2012

    Public input sought on detailed strategies for research, outreach, caregiver support The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released today an ambitious draft National Plan to overcome Alzheimer’s disease and...

  • Patrick Shirdon on board as top NIA manager
    January 1, 2012

    In January 2012, the NIA welcomed Patrick Shirdon as director for management. Mr. Shirdon will oversee business management functions involving human resources, budget, ethics, travel, procurement, space and facilities, and general...

  • J Taylor Harden retires
    December 31, 2011

    Dr. J Taylor Harden, who led efforts at NIA and in the research community nationwide to bring diversity to research and to the ranks of scientists conducting research on aging, retired from NIA on December 31. Since 1997, Dr. Harden was...

  • Lynn Hellinger retires
    December 31, 2011

    Lynn C. Hellinger, NIA’s director of management retired on December 31, 2011, after a decades-long career at NIH and as a federal manager. Ms. Hellinger was at the administrative helm of NIA since 2005, providing leadership on,...

  • Former NIA Director Dr. T. Franklin Williams dies at 89
    December 1, 2011

    T. Franklin Williams, M.D., the second director of the National Institute on Aging, died on November 25, 2011, at his home in Rochester, New York. He would have been 90 years old on November 26. Dr. Williams is credited with bringing to...

  • Pilot trial of insulin nasal-spray for Alzheimer’s yields promising results
    September 12, 2011

    Results of a pilot clinical trial show a nasal-spray form of insulin delayed memory loss and preserved cognition in people with cognitive deficits that range from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to moderate Alzheimer’s disease....

  • White House, UK include NIA in collaboration
    May 25, 2011

    A joint statement from the U.S. and United Kingdom on collaborations in higher education, science and innovation cites the NIA’s role in the development of measures on subjective wellbeing. The statement noted the potential for such...

  • Luigi Ferrucci named NIA scientific director
    May 24, 2011

    Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known geriatrician and gerontologist, has been named NIA’s new Scientific Director, effective May 8, 2011. Dr. Ferrucci has served in NIA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) as...

  • Updated Funding Policy Expands Research Opportunities
    May 21, 2011

    NIA has posted new funding policies for FY 2011 for established, new, and early-stage investigators. Research grant applications requesting less than $500,000 in direct costs will be paid through the 11th percentile, and RPGs seeking $500,...

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