News & Highlights
Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process
Abril 25, 2013
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in...
Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
Abril 15, 2013
A variant of a gene involved in cholesterol and lipid production is associated with significantly higher risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease...
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
Abril 4, 2013
The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise...
New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
Marzo 28, 2013
People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this...
New ADNI studies seek volunteers with memory concerns, and Vietnam veterans
Marzo 28, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s, is seeking volunteers for two...
"Connecting to Combat Alzheimer's" project wins HHSinnovates awards
Marzo 25, 2013
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) were thrilled to receive the coveted HHSinnovates Program...
Registration open for Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Workshop
Marzo 19, 2013
Please join leading neuroscientists, physicians, and other experts to discuss research on Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias at the National...
Join NIA to honor Dr. Robert Butler with May 8 memorial lecture
Marzo 15, 2013
Dr. Robert Butler, former NIA Director Please join us as Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, a leading expert in the field of...
Analysis finds gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s amyloid deposition
Marzo 5, 2013
NIA-supported researchers combined images of the brains of older people with Alzheimer’s or at risk for the disease with their genetic data to...
Vote by March 8 to raise awareness of Alzheimer's collaboration!
Febrero 26, 2013
“Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s,” a collaborative effort of NIA and the Administration on Community Living (ACL), is competing to...
National effort against Alzheimer’s ramps up
Enero 31, 2013
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) legislation passed in 2011 is galvanizing U.S. efforts to combat Alzheimer’s and related...
Increasing enrollment in Alzheimer’s disease, other clinical trials
Enero 31, 2013
The goals of the new National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease include increasing recruitment into clinical trials for Alzheimer’s and...
NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments
Enero 14, 2013
With new research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease study network will undertake...
Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available
Enero 14, 2013
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research....
Recruiting patients for Alzheimer’s clinical trials
Diciembre 15, 2012
By Neil S. Buckholtz, PhD, Director, Division of Neuroscience, NIA Geriatricians are on the front lines of treating people with Alzheimer’s...
NIA researchers find protein PGC-1alpha may play important role in brain health
Diciembre 12, 2012
The human brain is made up of tens of billions of neurons, brain cells that act as information messengers, transmitting and receiving chemical and...
NIH-supported international teams identify rare Alzheimer’s disease risk gene variant
Noviembre 15, 2012
Two international teams of researchers, with NIH scientists and support, have separately identified a rare variation in the TREM2 gene as a moderate...
New database aims to capture international Alzheimer’s disease research efforts
Octubre 10, 2012
NIH, Alzheimer’s Association invite research funders to participate A new, publicly available database is seeking to capture the full...
Dr. Neil Buckholtz named head of Division of Neuroscience
Octubre 2, 2012
The National Institute on Aging is pleased to announce that Neil Buckholtz, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new Director of the Division of...
Risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease associated with lower brain amyloid
Octubre 1, 2012
Researchers investigating a known gene risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease discovered it is associated with lower levels of beta amyloid—...