News & Highlights
Register now for "Unveiling the NIH Toolbox" meeting, Sept 10-11
July 25, 2012
Registration is now open for “Unveiling the NIH Toolbox,” a free scientific conference to be held September 10-11 in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting...
Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in small, early-phase clinical studies
July 12, 2012
Posiphen, a drug candidate designed and developed by researchers in the NIA’s Intramural Research Program, has been shown in three small, early...
Clinical trials now recruiting
July 11, 2012
Numerous clinical trials and studies are currently recruiting participants with and without Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment or...
Exendin-4: From lizard to laboratory... and beyond
July 11, 2012
Throughout history, the natural world has served as a rich resource for compounds to treat human disease. For example, clay tablets from Mesopotamia...
Researchers, advocates gather at Summit to accelerate Alzheimer’s research
July 1, 2012
Dr. Francis Collins "We are at an exceptional moment scientifically for Alzheimer's,...
CADRO: Common Alzheimer's Disease Research Ontology
June 29, 2012
The creation of the first iteration of the Common Alzheimer Disease Research Ontology (CADRO) is a collaborative effort between the National...
NIH steps up efforts on clinical research awareness
June 15, 2012
A new section of the NIH website—NIH Clinical Research Trials and You—is designed to help the public and the practicing medical community...
Cancer drug bexarotene reverses Alzheimer’s deficits in mice
June 1, 2012
In two recent studies, NIA-supported investigators identified a surprising new candidate drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and...
Protein involved in brain-wave maintenance linked to Alzheimer’s-related cognitive dysfunction
June 1, 2012
In the brain, neurons use tightly controlled chemical and electrical signals to communicate with one another in complex networks. Low levels of a...
NIH partners with new public TV project
May 30, 2012
The National Institutes of Health is a partner in the new Next Avenue, a national public media project launched May 14, 2012, by PBS, focused on the...
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit offers research recommendations
May 18, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention, held May 14-15, 2012, brought together leading experts on...
NIH-funded research provides new clues on how ApoE4 affects Alzheimer's risk
May 16, 2012
Common variants of the ApoE gene are strongly associated with the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, but the gene's role in...
Obama administration presents national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease
May 15, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released an ambitious national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The plan was...
Alzheimer’s Research Summit, May 14-15, 2012
May 14, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention was held May 14-15, 2012. Webcast of the Summit is available...
Genes involved in age-related declines in brain volume may play role in Alzheimer’s disease
April 16, 2012
The hippocampus, a brain region important to learning and memory, gradually loses volume as part of the normal aging process. This loss is...
New study identifies role of large protein fragment in blocking amyloid build-up
April 13, 2012
Plaques made up of abnormal deposits of beta-amyloid protein are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The toxic buildup begins when the beta-...
NIHSeniorHealth.gov gets new look, enhanced features
March 28, 2012
NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the health and wellness website for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been expanded and updated....
Smoking in middle age is associated with increased rate of cognitive decline in men
March 22, 2012
Men who smoked in middle age experienced more rapid cognitive decline with age than men who had never smoked, according to a recent article in...
HHS seeks comment on draft National Plan to fight Alzheimer’s Disease
February 22, 2012
Public input sought on detailed strategies for research, outreach, caregiver support The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
We can’t wait: Administration announces new steps to fight Alzheimer’s disease
February 7, 2012
The Obama Administration today announced new efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease, including immediately making an additional $50 million...