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  • Case, Deaton awarded Cozzarelli Prize for top paper
    March 18, 2016

    The Division of Behavioral and Social Research congratulates Drs. Anne Case and Angus Deaton on their selection as winners of the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Case and Deaton's article,...

  • Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
    February 29, 2016

    Studies confirm what many people already know: Sleep gets worse with age. Middle-aged and older adults often sleep less deeply, wake more frequently at night, or awake too early in the morning. Could these problems be related to risk of...

  • 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...

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