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  • Blog post - career development awards & fellowships: paylines, priorities
    June 26, 2013

    The NIA views support for research career development and pre and postdoctoral fellowship training as a priority. The availability of funds to support career development (K) and fellowship training (F, T, and NRSA) awards is critical to the...

  • Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women
    June 24, 2013

    A randomized clinical trial of estrogen therapy in younger postmenopausal women, aged 50–55, has found no long-term risk or benefit to cognitive function. The National Institutes of Health-supported study, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine on...

  • 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, include...

  • 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 falls in...

  • 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 findings...

  • HHS releases 2013 Alzheimer’s disease plan update
    June 14, 2013

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update, a follow-up to the initial plan released in May 2012. The update reflects our national progress towards accomplishing...

  • Spotlight on Aging Research features budget update, global aging, arts
    June 13, 2013

    The June 2013 issue of Spotlight on Aging Research: News and Notes from the National Institute on Aging at NIH is now available! In the latest issue of this e-newsletter: Get funding news from NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes, read research...

  • 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. Serving as a...

  • 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 conference,...

  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 3, 2013

    Welcome to another issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR. Since the last issue in February, a lot has been happening at the NIA and the NIH. I invite you to read SOAR for the latest policies, programs, and events. Specifically, let me...

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