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...
OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. H. David Chae
December 9, 2014
Dr. H. David Chae is dedicating his career to investigating social and psychological determinants of health disparities for racial minority populations. His research examines leukocyte telomere length, a novel marker of cumulative life...
Non-Academic Careers in Aging Research - Webinar, December 10
November 20, 2014
Have you ever wondered about career opportunities beyond academia? Do you want to know how to remain involved and influential in gerontology research and policy outside of university institutions? Join NIA and GSA for this upcoming webinar...
A Conversation with…Evan Hadley
November 6, 2014
Dr. Evan Hadley, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology director, reflects on changes in aging research since he joined NIA more than 35 years ago. NIA’s Division of Geriatrics...