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  • A conversation with… Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    September 30, 2013

    Dr. Neil Buckholtz is the director of the Division of Neuroscience at the NIA. The Division fosters and supports extramural and collaborative research and training to further the understanding of neural and behavioral processes associated...

  • Recent NIA Grants
    September 30, 2013

    Take a look at the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as telomere replication and genome stability, awards to Pepper Older American Independence Centers, how synaptic...

  • The dilemma of delirium in older patients
    August 26, 2013

    Researchers look for new answers to age-old problem Ill and hospitalized older people sometimes experience episodes of delirium, a state of confusion and disorientation. For centuries considered a transient and reversible condition,...

  • Researchers seek Alzheimer's clues in people with Down syndrome
    August 25, 2013

    Efforts intensify to identify disease pathways, biomarkers that could lead to therapies As adults with Down syndrome (DS) live longer lives, scientists are seeking to learn more about how Alzheimer’s starts and progresses in this...

  • Blog post - grant program for early career physicians accepting applications
    August 14, 2013

    The NIA has funding available for junior faculty clinician-researchers in medical and surgical specialties. These grants can help early career physicians establish a track record in aging research. Please apply, and share this opportunity...

  • NIH seeks applications for clinical trials of multiple chronic conditions
    August 14, 2013

    The Request for Applications (RFA-RM-13-012), “Demonstration Projects for Pragmatic Clinical Trials Focusing on Multiple Chronic Conditions,” has been published in the NIH Guide. The purpose of this RFA is to solicit...

  • Healthy eyes topic now available on NIHSeniorHealth
    August 8, 2013

    Maintaining your vision as you get older is vital to health and wellbeing. Even if you enjoy good vision now, it’s important to practice good eye healthcare to make sure your vision is as good as it can be as you age. To learn about...

  • 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...

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