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  • NIA funds Roybal Centers for Translational Research in Aging
    February 4, 2010

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has renewed funding for nine Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and designated four new centers. The goal of the...

  • NIA funds centers to study demography of aging
    February 2, 2010

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has committed more than $36.7 million over the next five years to support and expand its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The...

  • Amyloid deposits in cognitively normal people may predict risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    December 14, 2009

    For people free of dementia, abnormal deposits of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease are associated with increased risk of developing the symptoms of the progressive brain disorder, according to two studies from researchers at...

  • Recovery funds advance Alzheimer’s disease research
    November 23, 2009

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Funds are being used to promote the national research efforts to better understand, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health,...

  • Recovery Act funding seeks to help understand basic secrets of aging
    November 23, 2009

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced two major awards to advance exciting areas of basic research on aging. Grants for studies to determine the potential healthy aging effects of rapamycin...

  • Researchers identify gene mutations underlying risk for most common form of Parkinson's disease
    November 16, 2009

    Two genes containing mutations known to cause rare familial forms of parkinsonism are also associated with the more common, sporadic form of the disease where there is no family history, researchers have found. The finding came in the largest genome...

  • What can prevent walking disability in older people?
    November 4, 2009

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced the award of $29.5 million in grant support over the next two years to determine whether a specific physical activity program can stave off disability...

  • NIH-supported trial to study testosterone therapy in older men
    November 2, 2009

    Low serum testosterone may contribute to a number of problems affecting older men, including decreased ability to walk, loss of muscle mass and strength, decreased vitality, decreased sexual function, impaired cognition, cardiovascular disease and...

  • NIA extends research on health, economics of older Americans
    October 29, 2009

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced the award of four grants totaling more than $19 million over the next two years to expand the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the nation’s...

  • Reduced protein in cerebrospinal fluid may affect age-related cognitive decline
    October 15, 2009

    Reduction of a protein in cerebrospinal fluid called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is associated with age-related cognitive decline, report scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The study confirms...

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