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...
Researchers develop “epigenetic clock” to measure aging in Down syndrome
February 23, 2015
Researchers at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine recently published the first study that provides definitive evidence that people with Down syndrome age at a faster rate. In the Feb. 9, 2015, online issue of Aging Cell,...
Use of anticholinergic drugs linked to higher dementia risk
February 3, 2015
Older adults who take anticholinergic drugs, which are commonly prescribed for a wide range of health conditions, may be at significantly higher risk of developing dementia—and the greater the use of the drugs, the higher the...
NIA Office of Special Populations Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
January 14, 2015
Historian Gabrielle Tayac, Ph.D., spoke at a Native American Heritage Month Celebration Nov. 12 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The talk was part of the “Healing Our Community Through Narrative...
Blog post - non-coding RNAs
December 15, 2014
Dr. Yannis Grammatikakis is a postdoctoral fellow in the RNA Regulation Section of the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program. In a new post for the NIH i am intramural blog, he discusses non-coding ribonucleic acid, or...
NIH-commissioned report highlights disability among older population
December 10, 2014
Almost 16 million Americans aged 65 and older report having at least one disability, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF, 1.5M), commissioned and funded by the NIA. This is the first Census report on disabilities among...