News & Highlights
NIH reports on recent Alzheimer’s research advances
July 7, 2014
2013-2014 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report Available Online A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National...
2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
July 2, 2014
NIA co-hosting 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias The National Institute on Aging, Administration for...
Gene risk factors for age-related brain disorders may affect immune system function
June 17, 2014
Scientists have discovered gene variants that affect the function of immune cells in young, healthy people. Interestingly, many of these same gene...
Alzheimer’s research news featured in spring 2014 Connections
May 30, 2014
The Spring 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now...
Number of Alzheimer’s deaths found to be underreported
May 22, 2014
Official mortality figures may have substantially underreported deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 show two recent studies supported in...
HHS Secretary Sebelius lauds goals achieved under National Plan
May 16, 2014
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services...
ROAR! HHS agencies seek to recruit older adults into research
May 16, 2014
Alzheimer’s is initial focus Increasing enrollment in clinical trials and studies is critical to reaching a primary goal of the National Plan...
NIA, grantees focus on Alzheimer’s recruitment, policy issues at Health Affairs forum
May 16, 2014
NIA's Dr. Laurie Ryan discusses clinical trials recruitment at the Health Affairs forum. The many...
Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers—Three popular posts of 2014
May 13, 2014
Did you miss these? Now is your chance to catch up on the most popular posts from the NIA blog for researchers. The easiest way to get the blog...
USA.gov features NIA publications
May 5, 2014
A new NIA guest post on the USA.gov blog describes how to plan ahead before a medical emergency: "No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. But...
Blog post - encouraging older adults to participate in research
April 30, 2014
Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults for research studies—especially older adults from underrepresented groups—is one of...
Researchers find association between abnormal tau and damaged brain cell DNA
March 6, 2014
Scientists have identified a possible cellular mechanism triggered by oxidative stress and DNA damage that is linked to tau, a protein commonly seen...
NIH adds substantial set of genetic, health information to online database
February 26, 2014
Researchers will now have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations...
NIH-supported clinical trial finds antidepressant reduces Alzheimer’s agitation
February 25, 2014
NIH-funded researchers are testing interventions to alleviate psychiatric conditions and symptoms, such as agitation, that distress people with...
NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
February 4, 2014
The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to...
NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
February 4, 2014
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research....
Rare genetic variants may double risk for Alzheimer’s disease
January 30, 2014
Scientists have identified several rare but influential variants in a gene not previously linked to Alzheimer’s that may double the risk for...
Cognitive training shows staying power
January 13, 2014
Training to improve cognitive abilities in older people lasted to some degree 10 years after the training program was completed, according to results...
Hypothermia and older adults
January 6, 2014
Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some...
National Alzheimer’s Project Act update
December 23, 2013
Advisory Council considers brave new world of "big data" “Big data”—the collection and analysis of large, complex data...