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  • Study of naked mole rats challenges long-held theory of aging
    March 15, 2010

    A recent study of long-lived naked mole rats calls into question the conventional theory that aging results from the accumulation of oxidative damage. Naked mole rats can live into their late 20s with steady levels of oxidative damage that begin at...

  • Study presents new data on prostate cancer screening in older men
    March 15, 2010

    The appropriate age at which to end prostate cancer screening is controversial, with different organizations issuing different recommendations. Data from a new study suggest that screening might be safely discontinued in men ages 75 and older who...

  • Lower consumption of glycotoxins reduces oxidative stress, disease risk
    March 15, 2010

    A simple dietary intervention can reduce the risk and severity of chronic diseases and improve health, regardless of a person’s age or current health status, report researchers from the NIA and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York....

  • Older Americans have better cognitive health, worse overall health than English Peers
    March 15, 2010

    Older Americans have better cognitive health but worse overall health than their counterparts in England, two recent studies show. According to researchers, these health gaps could be due to differences in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease,...

  • Less social activity associated with motor function decline
    March 15, 2010

    Older adults with limited participation in social activities had a faster decline in motor function than those who had frequent social engagements, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study suggests that more frequent...

  • Funds boost research into causes, interventions for age-related cognitive decline
    March 1, 2010

    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy...

  • Recovery Act funds all areas of aging research
    March 1, 2010

    In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As part of the legislation, more than $10 billion was allocated to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for support of biomedical research in fiscal years (FY...

  • Information on life after cancer now available on
    February 24, 2010

    Older adults who have survived cancer can find out what to expect once treatment ends in Life after Cancer, the newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth ( Visitors to the site will learn about managing follow...

  • 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...