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  • Subjective cognitive impairment could be precursor of further decline
    June 15, 2010

    The cognitive health of older adults with “subjective cognitive impairment” (SCI) declined faster and further than that of people without SCI over a period of years, a recent study found. The study suggests that very early,...

  • In Memoriam: William R. Markesbery, M.D.
    June 15, 2010

    William R. Markesbery, M.D., who for more than 30 years was director of the University of Kentucky (UK) Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, died January 30, 2010, at age 77, in Lexington, KY. Dr. Markesbery led the UK Sanders-Brown Center on...

  • Alzheimer's disease centers and university-affiliated sites outperform commercial sites in clinical trial retention
    June 15, 2010

    A recent study examining predictors of participant dropout in a clinical trial of treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has found that participants recruited by NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) and university-...

  • Allopregnanolone reverses memory loss in mouse model of Alzheimer's
    June 15, 2010

    Allopregnanolone, a metabolite of the hormone progesterone that is made in the central nervous system, reversed neurological decline and improved performance on memory tests in 3-month-old mice with characteristics of Alzheimer's...

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    New grants boost Alzheimer's research
    June 1, 2010

    Recovery Act Funds New, Ongoing Projects Alzheimer's disease researchers across the nation have an infusion of new grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). More than 100 Alzheimer's-related projects, ranging from...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Dr. Felipe Sierra
    A conversation with... Dr. Felipe Sierra
    April 1, 2010

    Dr. Felipe Sierra, Director of the NIA’s Division of Aging Biology since 2006, recently sat down with NIA writer Megan Homer to talk about the division and exciting prospects in aging research. Can you tell me a little bit about...

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