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  • 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....

  • NIH to host October 2013 geroscience summit
    June 3, 2013

    On October 30–31, the NIH, with support from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America, will host “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease.” The scientific...

  • 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...

  • NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
    May 29, 2013

    The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary research goal is aimed at finding a way “to prevent...

  • A conversation with…Dr. Richard Suzman
    May 29, 2013

    Dr. Richard Suzman is director of the NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), one of the largest funders of social science research in the country. He joined the NIA staff in 1983 and served previously as chief of...

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