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  • Amylin deposits in the brain may link dementia and diabetes
    July 30, 2013

    Deposits of a hormone called amylin in the brain may indicate risk for developing dementia and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the Annals of Neurology. The analysis by researchers at the NIA-funded Alzheimer...

  • Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias take spotlight at NIH workshop
    July 26, 2013

    NINDS Deputy Director Dr. Walter Koroshetz welcomes attendees to the ADRD workshop. While most people with dementia have Alzheimer’s disease, about a third of all cases are caused by...

  • Falls may be sign of future Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline
    June 28, 2013

    Cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers without these brain changes, a new study reported online in Neurology. The results suggest that...

  • Blog post - economic costs of dementia
    June 19, 2013

    A new blog post describes an NIA-funded study on the economic costs of caring for people with dementia, and research opportunities on this topic. The NIA program officer for the grant writes about why the new study drew so much attention....

  • Novel NIH initiative enables testing of existing compound as Alzheimer's treatment
    June 18, 2013

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.7 million to match nine academic research groups with a selection of pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments for patients. The treatments, in eight disease areas,...

  • NIA partners with PCORI to develop falls prevention study
    June 17, 2013

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) June 13 announced the formation with NIA of the “Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership,” to fund and conduct a major intervention study aimed at preventing injuries from...

  • Biomarkers can predict risk for Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear
    June 15, 2013

    Brain imaging and spinal-fluid testing can help predict which cognitively normal older people will develop Alzheimer’s disease as many as 7.5 years before symptoms appear, according to a new study supported in part by the NIA. The...

  • Blog post - enabling partnerships for Alzheimer's disease drug development
    June 12, 2013

    A new blog post reports on a recent NIA scientific meeting on Alzheimer's disease. More than 60 leaders from academia, government, foundations, and industry met in Bethesda to discuss partnerships and how they could lead to drugs for...

  • Blog post - no coffee for you!
    June 7, 2013

    A new blog post describes what it's like to be a scientific peer reviewer for the National Institute on Aging. Every year, thousands of researchers contribute their time and expertise to the review of applications for NIH grants....

  • Recent NIA Grants
    June 3, 2013

    Take a look at the latest grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as formulation of a new treatment for wound healing in older people, mechanisms of aging in C. elegans, renewal of the Alzheimer’s...

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