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  • NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on quitting smoking for older adults
    June 17, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more...

  • Gene risk factors for age-related brain disorders may affect immune system function
    June 17, 2014

    Scientists have discovered gene variants that affect the function of immune cells in young, healthy people. Interestingly, many of these same gene variants are known risk factors for diseases that occur later in life, including Alzheimer’s and...

  • Blog post - popular posts of year 1
    June 13, 2014

    Over the past year, more than 25 staff members from the National Institute on Aging have shared their insights on the Inside NIA blog for researchers. This is a great time to catch up on our most popular posts. Want to see a particular topic on the...

  • Looking for programming for seniors?
    June 11, 2014

    Check out the new Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It’s an easy-to-use speaker’s guide—no prior knowledge or special training on the topic required. What’s more, the...

  • Blog post - MDs are not applying for K awards
    June 4, 2014

    The NIA and the NIH have noticed that fewer physicians with MD degrees are applying for certain kinds of grants: career development awards, or K awards. These career development grants provide funding, help scientists set aside time to dedicate to...

  • NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people
    June 4, 2014

    Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well....

  • Recent NIA Grants (as of 6/2014)
    June 3, 2014

    Here are some of the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as mechanisms of cerebral artery dysfunction with aging, analysis of long-term care in America, improving medication safety for...

  • NIH researchers find Resveratrol helps protect against cardiovascular disease in animal study
    June 3, 2014

    Resveratrol, a compound found in nuts, grapes, and wine, may protect against certain cardiovascular problems, according to an NIA study in nonhuman primates. Specifically, researchers found resveratrol prevented arterial stiffening and inflammation...

  • Registration open - June 4 webinar announcing major new study
    June 3, 2014

    Register now for the June 4 webinar. Every year roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most...

  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 2, 2014

    NIA Director Richard J. Hodes discusses NIA's budget increase of $130 million for FY 2014. Welcome to this issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR, our periodic update on NIA policies, programs,...

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