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  • VA expands caregiver support program developed by NIA-funded researchers
    February 15, 2011

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer’s disease with a program developed by NIA-funded researchers. The REACH VA (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Stronger muscles linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's
    June 15, 2010

    Older adults with strong muscles are at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment than their weaker peers, researchers report in Archives of Neurology. The study builds on previous research showing a...

  • Subjective cognitive impairment could be precursor of further decline
    June 15, 2010

    The cognitive health of older adults with “subjective cognitive impairment” (SCI) declined faster and further than that of people without SCI over a period of years, a recent study found. The study suggests that very early,...

  • In Memoriam: William R. Markesbery, M.D.
    June 15, 2010

    William R. Markesbery, M.D., who for more than 30 years was director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, died January 30, 2010, at age 77, in Lexington, KY. Dr. Markesbery led the UK Sanders-Brown Center on...

  • Alzheimer's disease centers and university-affiliated sites outperform commercial sites in clinical trial retention
    June 15, 2010

    A recent study examining predictors of participant dropout in a clinical trial of treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has found that participants recruited by NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) and university-...

  • Allopregnanolone reverses memory loss in mouse model of Alzheimer's
    June 15, 2010

    Allopregnanolone, a metabolite of the hormone progesterone that is made in the central nervous system, reversed neurological decline and improved performance on memory tests in 3-month-old mice with characteristics of Alzheimer's...

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