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  • National Alzheimer’s council hears challenges of dementia caregivers
    October 30, 2014

    Stephene and Dennis Moore discuss their caregiving experience before the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. Stephene Moore knows well the highs and lows of Alzheimer’s...

  • NIH announces grants for frontotemporal degeneration research
    October 27, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health will award three large, five-year projects on a specific form of dementia, known as frontotemporal because of the areas of the brain that are affected. The projects, funded by the NIH's National Institute of...

  • Save the date for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015
    October 27, 2014

    Plan now to attend the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), February 9-10, 2015. Researchers, policymakers, advocates, and the general public are invited to...

  • Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s model in petri dish points to amyloid as disease trigger
    October 16, 2014

    NIA-supported researchers recently developed an innovative method to culture human brain cells in the laboratory and then modeled, for the first time, the cascade of cellular changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease...

  • Blog post - it’s open season for the NIH Loan Repayment Program!
    October 16, 2014

    The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, and the NIA is joining with NIH to increase awareness of this important program. Loan repayment application numbers for NIH as a whole have fallen consistently over the last five...

  • Blog post - Musings of a newbie Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
    October 9, 2014

    What does a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) do, exactly? What do SROs work on, whom do they work with, and what are they responsible for? Kimberly Firth, a new Scientific Review Officer for NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities, provides...

  • Loss of the sense of smell may predict mortality risk among older people
    October 2, 2014

    Frailty and dementia often signal increased risk for mortality among older people. But can the loss of olfaction—the sense of smell—also be a significant indicator of mortality risk? An NIH-supported study involving thousands of older...

  • Blog post – NIAGADS! We have data!
    October 1, 2014

    Are you interested in the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the NIA has a database that gives you access to a broad range of genetics and genomics data? It’s called the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease...

  • Blog post – oh, what a year it was!
    September 24, 2014

    During the fiscal year 2014, NIA was affected by a number of events and challenges. As the fiscal year winds down, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the Division of Extramural Activities, looks back on the changes and surprises that occurred, including...

  • Blog post - we appreciate postdocs
    September 18, 2014

    Every third week in September, the NIA celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This week’s blog post thanks postdocs for their vital contributions to aging research. The post, by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, a postdoc with NIA’s...

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