At the intersection of arts and aging
May 29, 2013
Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or...
NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
May 29, 2013
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary research goal is aimed at finding a way “to prevent...
NIA launches new blog for research community
May 15, 2013
Get the inside scoop on National Institute on Aging grants and training opportunities, events, research priorities, and policy changes. Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers launched May 15, 2013. It features weekly posts on topics of...
NIH researchers find gene affects fertility in mice
May 14, 2013
Increasing activity of a single gene--FOXO3--increases fertility by 31 to 49 percent in female mice, report researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH. Variants of the FOXO3 gene have been previously associated with longevity in...
Medicaid study links insurance to reduced depression and financial strain, but no increase in health
May 10, 2013
An analysis of 2 years of data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment showed that Medicaid coverage reduced rates of depression and overall financial strain on participating individuals, but did not yield improvements in overall...
Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
April 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 in African Americans than in non-Hispanic whites of European ancestry, a recent study...
New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
March 28, 2013
People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this devastating disease. Many also wish to take action in the fight against the disease. Now, a...
New ADNI studies seek volunteers with memory concerns, and Vietnam veterans
March 28, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s, is seeking volunteers for two new studies. For the first study, researchers are recruiting people 65 to 90 years old with...
Analysis finds gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s amyloid deposition
March 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 find a previously unknown link between the gene for butyrlcholinesterase (BCHE) and beta-...
February 28, 2013
As the fiscal year 2013 budget discussions are underway on Capitol Hill, the NIA continues to support research and manage Institute funding. As many of you know, NIA is operating on a 6-month Continuing Resolution (CR), which provided $313...