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  • Dr Robin Barr
    A Conversation With... Robin Barr
    March 1, 2009

    In September 2007, Dr. Robin Barr was named director of NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). A native of Scotland, Dr. Barr received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in psychology from Oxford University and...

  • Dr. Nathan Shock at the Gerontology Research Center, 1953
    50 years of BLSA recognized: Extended symposium looks at findings, future of longitudinal research
    March 1, 2009

    In recognition of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging’s (BLSA’s) 50th anniversary, the NIA’s 6th Annual Nathan W. Shock Symposium was extended to highlight findings from the past 5 decades and to look to the...

  • Discovering the secrets of long, healthy lives
    March 1, 2009

    Like many retirees, Jim likes to keep busy. He tends his garden, putters around the house, and volunteers at the local hospital. A widower, he enjoys visits with his three daughters and four grandchildren. He became a great-grandfather...

  • Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults' driving performance
    March 11, 2008

    Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults’ driving performance, decreasing on-road errors by more than one-third, suggests National Institute on Aging-sponsored research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine....

  • Research shows that practice constraints can impact dementia care
    March 11, 2008

    Limited time, limited reimbursement, and other health care barriers may lead to challenges when treating dementia patients, according to a study by the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California,...

  • Study shows association of glucose metabolism with family history of Alzheimer's
    March 11, 2008

    Cognitively normal people with a maternal family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) show reductions in their cerebral glucose metabolism in the same brain areas as those seen in people who have been diagnosed with AD, according to...

  • Mild cognitive impairment can impact medical decision-making
    March 11, 2008

    Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may, in addition to their cognitive impairment, have functional limitations that diminish their ability to make decisions about medical treatment. Researchers at the National Institute on Aging...

  • Survey looks at gene expression in the human brain
    March 11, 2008

    A team led by researchers from the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA's) Laboratory of Neurogenetics conducted a genome-wide association study using genotype and transcriptome* expression arrays to study gene expression in the...

  • Dr. David Schlessinger
    SardiNIA Project steps up global research in genetics, aging
    March 1, 2008

    In a 10-year, NIA-funded collaboration, U.S. and Italian investigators are conducting genetic research on the scenic Mediterranean island of Sardinia. One autumn day in 1995, Giuseppe Pilia, M.D., Ph.D.*, then a post-doctoral fellow in...

  • Nixon and his grandson use videoconferencing technology
    Necessity: The mother of invention
    March 1, 2008

    Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. Ken Nixon and his two brothers have demonstrated the truth of that adage, in their case inventing an innovative way to help meet the daily needs of their mother who had Alzheimer...