Falls may be sign of future Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline
June 28, 2013
Cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers without these brain changes, a new study reported online in Neurology. The results suggest that...
Blog post - economic costs of dementia
June 19, 2013
A new blog post describes an NIA-funded study on the economic costs of caring for people with dementia, and research opportunities on this topic. The NIA program officer for the grant writes about why the new study drew so much attention....
Novel NIH initiative enables testing of existing compound as Alzheimer's treatment
June 18, 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.7 million to match nine academic research groups with a selection of pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments for patients. The treatments, in eight disease areas,...
NIA partners with PCORI to develop falls prevention study
June 17, 2013
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) June 13 announced the formation with NIA of the “Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership,” to fund and conduct a major intervention study aimed at preventing injuries from...
Biomarkers can predict risk for Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear
June 15, 2013
Brain imaging and spinal-fluid testing can help predict which cognitively normal older people will develop Alzheimer’s disease as many as 7.5 years before symptoms appear, according to a new study supported in part by the NIA. The...
Blog post - enabling partnerships for Alzheimer's disease drug development
June 12, 2013
A new blog post reports on a recent NIA scientific meeting on Alzheimer's disease. More than 60 leaders from academia, government, foundations, and industry met in Bethesda to discuss partnerships and how they could lead to drugs for...
Blog post - no coffee for you!
June 7, 2013
A new blog post describes what it's like to be a scientific peer reviewer for the National Institute on Aging. Every year, thousands of researchers contribute their time and expertise to the review of applications for NIH grants....
Recent NIA Grants
June 3, 2013
Take a look at the latest grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as formulation of a new treatment for wound healing in older people, mechanisms of aging in C. elegans, renewal of the Alzheimer’s...
NIH to host October 2013 geroscience summit
June 3, 2013
On October 30–31, the NIH, with support from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America, will host “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease.” The scientific...
Memorial Butler lecture features studies in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
May 29, 2013
Family, friends, colleagues, and the NIH scientific community celebrated the life of the NIA’s founding director May 8 at the Dr. Robert N. Butler Memorial Lecture. The lecture, part of the prestigious NIH Director’s Wednesday...