Institute of Medicine releases report on cognitive aging
April 14, 2015
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for increased research on assessing and maintaining cognitive health in older adults. The report, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, released...
GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) announcement for Dr. Luigi Ferrucci's Seminar on May 7, 2015
April 8, 2015
Subject: Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, May 7 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar (Open to the Public) When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Where: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Title: "Is Inflammation a...
Summit sets the path ahead for Alzheimer's treatment, prevention
April 7, 2015
More than 500 leading researchers and dedicated advocates gathered at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention with one goal in mind—to ramp up a scientific agenda aimed at treating and...
NIH to estimate total funding needs for Alzheimer’s research
April 7, 2015
Special research budget will go to President, Congress NIH's "bypass budget" will estimate the total research costs of treating and preventing Alzheimer's. NIH is preparing a...
Nations gather to coordinate global dementia research
April 7, 2015
NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes addresses participants at the WHO global dementia conference. NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes joined health ministers, leading scientists, and advocates from...
OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Salman Tajuddin
March 31, 2015
Dr. Salman M. Tajuddin is a visiting postdoctoral fellow and FARE Award Winner in the Health Disparities Research Section at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD. Under the direction of recently NIH-tenured investigator, Dr....
Physical activity associated with fewer aging brain-related movement problems
March 16, 2015
Age-related brain lesions known as white matter hyperintensities (WMH) have been linked to movement problems and disabilities in late life. A recent study suggests that physically active older people may have fewer movement problems caused...
NIH-funded researchers identify drugs to eliminate senescent cells in mice, improving health and function
March 9, 2015
Researchers led by a team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have identified a new class of drugs called “senolytics” that target and kill aged—senescent—cells in mice. The team also found that a single...
Studying both sexes with NIH's National Institute on Aging's Interventions Testing Program
March 4, 2015
Dr. Nancy Nadon, lead scientist for NIA’s Intervention Testing Program, discusses the importance of using female, along with male, mice when determining the effects of compounds on health and longevity.
New opportunities for aging research found in turquoise killifish
February 27, 2015
Animal models are an essential resource in the research enterprise. Studies in flies, worms, mice, and even yeast, have led to breakthroughs in treating major health problems in humans, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. These...