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  • Landmark A4 Alzheimer's prevention trial now enrolling
    July 9, 2014

    Healthy older adults age 65 to 85 with normal memory but who may be at risk of Alzheimer’s are invited to participate in a major clinical trial to prevent or delay the disease. The trial—Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic...

  • NIH reports on recent Alzheimer’s research advances
    July 7, 2014

    2013-2014 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report Available Online A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer’s disease research advances and new initiatives...

  • 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
    July 2, 2014

    NIA co-hosting 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias The National Institute on Aging, Administration for Community Living, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to...

  • Blog post - grant applicants and just-in-time information
    June 26, 2014

    Grant applicants sometimes receive emails from the NIH asking for additional information on their grant applications. These emails do not necessarily mean the grant will be funded. A new blog post by Dr. Robin Barr, Director of the NIA...

  • NIA Administrative Supplement Now Available
    June 19, 2014

    The NIA Office of Special Populations - in collaboration with each NIA Division - is pleased to offer Administrative Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities. These one year awards are designed to support promising research...

  • Gene risk factors for age-related brain disorders may affect immune system function
    June 17, 2014

    Scientists have discovered gene variants that affect the function of immune cells in young, healthy people. Interestingly, many of these same gene variants are known risk factors for diseases that occur later in life, including Alzheimer...

  • NIH researchers find Resveratrol helps protect against cardiovascular disease in animal study
    June 3, 2014

    Resveratrol, a compound found in nuts, grapes, and wine, may protect against certain cardiovascular problems, according to an NIA study in nonhuman primates. Specifically, researchers found resveratrol prevented arterial stiffening and...

  • Number of Alzheimer’s deaths found to be underreported
    May 22, 2014

    Official mortality figures may have substantially underreported deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 show two recent studies supported in part by NIA. Underreporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates...

  • A telomere, a stretch of DNA at each end of a chromosome that protects the protein-encoding part of the DNA
    Telomere length associated with racial bias, discrimination
    May 21, 2014

    Shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with earlier mortality and has also been tied to many age-related health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and...

  • Kathie Reed from NIA's Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation
    A Conversation with…Kathie Reed
    May 21, 2014

    Kathie Reed, retiring from the NIA Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (the OPAE) after 14 years of public service, talks to SOAR about her office and the direction of federally supported and conducted...

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