Behavioral intervention reduces inappropriate antibiotic prescribing
February 25, 2016
When prescribed correctly, antibiotics can be very effective in treating a variety of bacterial infections. However, U.S. clinicians often prescribe antibiotics to patients with non-bacterial infections, particularly those with acute viral...
Study examines factors behind decline in dementia incidence
February 11, 2016
In the United States, as many as 5.2 million people age 65 and older are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are expected to rise with an aging population. However, a new NIH-...
Cognitive Aging Conference: Bringing NIA Centers Together
February 1, 2016
The UC Davis RCMAR (Latino Aging Research Resource Center) and the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will be hosting a Cognitive Aging Conference at UC Davis on March 16. The goals of the conference are to present a framework for...
Diet, exercise improve exercise capacity in certain heart failure patients
January 11, 2016
A randomized clinical trial of 100 patients found that diet and exercise—alone or combined—improved exercise capacity in obese older patients with a particular type of heart failure. The trial is the first to show that this...
Death rate, poor health rise for middle-aged whites, reversing trend
December 8, 2015
The death rate among middle-aged, white Americans rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, reversing a decades-long trend of improvement, new research shows. This group also reported worse physical and mental health than other age groups...
SIRT3 enzyme protects brain cells from stress, helped by exercise
December 2, 2015
As animals, including humans, age or develop brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, their brain cells may not produce enough energy to remain fully functional. A new study shows that an enzyme, SIRT3, may protect brain cells against...
Notice: Clarifying NIH Priorities for Health Economics Research
December 1, 2015
This Notice serves to communicate NIH’s priority areas of health economics research. Applicants and potential applicants for NIH research grants are advised to consult with NIH program officers in Institutes and Centers (IC)...
NIA Grantee Heidi Williams awarded 2015 MacArthur Fellowship
November 16, 2015
Heidi Williams, Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at MIT, was awarded a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. The citation recognizes her as “….an economist unraveling the causes and...
NIA Investigators Receive Supplement Awards for Health Disparities Research Related to Aging
November 12, 2015
The National Institute on Aging has been working to stimulate health disparities research related to aging. An opportunity is currently available for researchers interested in aging, stress, resilience, and health disparities. There are...
OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. S. Duke Han
October 27, 2015
Dr. S. Duke Han has found success in his NIA training awards and opportunities. Trained in neuropsychological assessment with the Brigham Behavioral Neurology Group in Boston, MA, he completed additional training in neurocognition and...