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  • Hyperthermia: too hot for your health
    June 27, 2012

    Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia....

  • Understanding of mTOR pathway and lifespan refined in new study
    June 25, 2012

    Investigators have identified interventions that extend lifespan in model systems. For example, caloric restriction (CR) – a reduction in caloric intake while maintaining adequate nutrition – has been shown to increase insulin...

  • Sid Stahl retires, Lis Nielsen appointed branch chief
    June 15, 2012

    After 15 years of federal service, Dr. Sidney M. Stahl recently retired from his position as chief of the Individual Behavioral Processes Branch in NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research. As branch chief, Dr. Stahl was responsible...

  • NIH steps up efforts on clinical research awareness
    June 15, 2012

    A new section of the NIH website—NIH Clinical Research Trials and You—is designed to help the public and the practicing medical community understand the importance of clinical research and encourage them to participate in a clinical...

  • Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on NIHSeniorHealth.gov
    June 6, 2012

    Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs—including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs—more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going...

  • Organ donation – You’re never too old to make a difference
    June 6, 2012

    The National Institute on Aging and NIH are working with a team of federal agencies to encourage older adults to register as organ donors. Led by the Health Resources and Services Administration and launched during Older Americans Month in May 2012...

  • Check out the newest issue of Links: Minority Research & Training
    June 5, 2012

    The Spring-Summer issue of Links: Minority Research & Training is now available! With this issue, Links has gone green, becoming an online-only publication. Enjoy the same great content, including findings from health disparities research,...

  • Cancer drug bexarotene reverses Alzheimer’s deficits in mice
    June 1, 2012

    In two recent studies, NIA-supported investigators identified a surprising new candidate drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and determined a potential mechanism of action for the compound. In the first study, researchers demonstrated...

  • Protein involved in brain-wave maintenance linked to Alzheimer’s-related cognitive dysfunction
    June 1, 2012

    In the brain, neurons use tightly controlled chemical and electrical signals to communicate with one another in complex networks. Low levels of a protein that facilitates these signals are associated with Alzheimer’s-related memory problems in...

  • NIH partners with new public TV project
    May 30, 2012

    The National Institutes of Health is a partner in the new Next Avenue, a national public media project launched May 14, 2012, by PBS, focused on the growing 50+ population. NIH is collaborating with Next Avenue to share health information with this...

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