Calorie restriction improves health, survival in rhesus monkeys
January 19, 2017
Studies show that most short-lived species, such as yeast cells, benefit from calorie-restricted diets. Could the same be true for species that live longer? Researchers in two parallel studies—one conducted by the National Institute...
Epigenetic age estimated by changes in DNA methylation predicts mortality
January 19, 2017
A person’s life expectancy is known to vary with chronological age, risk factors such as smoking, and health conditions such as heart disease. Add to that list a person’s “epigenetic age”—an estimate of...
HHS takes steps to provide more information about clinical trials to the public
September 20, 2016
On Sept. 16, 2016, in an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule specifying requirements for registering and reporting...
Fiscal year 2018 bypass budget for Alzheimer’s and related dementias available online
August 1, 2016
A new report prepared by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH at the request of Congress—Stopping Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Advancing Our Nation's Research Agenda—is now available online. It...
2016 Butler-Williams Scholars Program now accepting applications
January 25, 2016
Emerging researchers, including those with limited involvement in research on aging, are invited to apply for the next Butler-Williams Scholars Program, to be held July 25-29, 2016, at the National Institutes of Health campus in...
2014-2015 NIH Alzheimer’s disease progress report available online
December 11, 2015
A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded research advances and initiatives in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at...
Seniors Join Surgeon General, NIA for A Capitol Walk with Go4Life®
September 11, 2015
On September 18, older adults will join the U.S. Surgeon General, the Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), fitness expert Donna Richardson, and leaders from a number of agencies and organizations for a fitness walk in the...
2015 Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals
September 4, 2015
Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers. The National Institute on Aging at NIH (NIA),...
Recruiting for new Director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research
August 24, 2015
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division...
NIA director blogs about White House Conference on Aging
July 13, 2015
In a blog post on the White House Conference on Aging, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes wrote: “The White House Conference on Aging happening today at the White House occurs once per decade. But at the National Institutes of Health,...
Read latest Connections newsletter for Alzheimer’s research news
April 24, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Get a recap of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research...
In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.
April 17, 2015
Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research, died on April 16, 2015. He was 72. Dr. Suzman possessed an unrivaled vision, energy and determination that helped transform the behavioral and...
Health professionals: Find Alzheimer’s and dementia resources
March 31, 2015
Do you work with patients or clients with cognitive impairment? Visit our new online portal for free clinical practice tools, training materials, and other resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals. You...
Find information about volunteering for Alzheimer's clinical trials and studies
March 23, 2015
Researchers are making great advances in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But it will take many people, including older adults, volunteering for research studies and trials...
Blog post - Alzheimer's disease funding: interim update on payline
February 25, 2015
The NIA announces an updated funding policy with important new information for Alzheimer’s disease researchers seeking grants. This year, fiscal year 2015, the NIA received an additional $25 million for research on Alzheimer’s...