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  • Tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers now available as e-books
    June 27, 2013

    Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be a tough job with many demands and challenges. To help, the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers more than 25 tip sheets—many now available for mobile...

  • 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...

  • 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 Disease...

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