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  • NIA researchers find genetic connection to sweat secretion
    January 5, 2012

    While most Americans depend on heating and air conditioning systems to keep comfortable during winter and summer, the body itself is a master regulator of temperature. The nervous system regulates the body’s heat production and dissipation...

  • J Taylor Harden retires
    December 31, 2011

    Dr. J Taylor Harden, who led efforts at NIA and in the research community nationwide to bring diversity to research and to the ranks of scientists conducting research on aging, retired from NIA on December 31. Since 1997, Dr. Harden was the Chief of...

  • Former NIA Director Dr. T. Franklin Williams dies at 89
    December 1, 2011

    T. Franklin Williams, M.D., the second director of the National Institute on Aging, died on November 25, 2011, at his home in Rochester, New York. He would have been 90 years old on November 26. Dr. Williams is credited with bringing to aging...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2011
    December 1, 2011

    In Their Own Words: Participant Reflections from the 2011 Summer Institute on Aging Research NIH-Supported Study Finds Disparity in Research Project Grants NIA Assesses Impact of Diversity Supplements New from NIA Communications...

  • NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report describes oldest Americans
    November 17, 2011

    In 1980, there were 720,000 people aged 90 and older in the United States. In 2010, there were 1.9 million people aged 90 and older; by 2050, the ranks of people 90 and older may reach 9 million, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau,...

  • Modification of the epigenome can affect lifespan three generations later in C. elegans worms
    November 17, 2011

    Certain behaviors and exposure to environmental elements can have a lasting impact on gene expression by modifying chromatin at both the DNA and protein levels. These modifications comprise the field of epigenetics. Because older people have...

  • Removing nondividing, senescent cells in mice delays age-related disease
    November 2, 2011

    Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN have found a causal relationship between senescent cells and certain age-related diseases in a mouse model, according to a report in Nature. While research on cell cultures has long suggested that...

  • New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness for older adults
    October 19, 2011

    Being physically active is vital to maintaining health and independence as we age, and a new federal campaign for people 50 and older will help them to get active and keep going. Introduced today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the ...

  • Scientists find new genetic clue to cause of Alzheimer's disease
    October 1, 2011

    Variations in a gene known as SORL1 may be a factor in the development of late onset Alzheimer's disease, an international team of researchers has discovered. The genetic clue, which could lead to a better understanding of one cause of Alzheimer's,...

  • Genetic mutation linked to inherited forms of ALS, dementia
    September 28, 2011

    National Institutes of Health scientists and worldwide teams of researchers have identified the most common genetic cause known to date for two neurological diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The...

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