NIH reports on recent Alzheimer’s research advances
July 7, 2014
2013-2014 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report Available Online A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer’s disease research advances and new initiatives...
2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
July 2, 2014
NIA co-hosting 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias The National Institute on Aging, Administration for Community Living, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to...
NIA Administrative Supplement Now Available
June 19, 2014
The NIA Office of Special Populations - in collaboration with each NIA Division - is pleased to offer Administrative Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities. These one year awards are designed to support promising research...
Gene risk factors for age-related brain disorders may affect immune system function
June 17, 2014
Scientists have discovered gene variants that affect the function of immune cells in young, healthy people. Interestingly, many of these same gene variants are known risk factors for diseases that occur later in life, including Alzheimer...
NIH researchers find Resveratrol helps protect against cardiovascular disease in animal study
June 3, 2014
Resveratrol, a compound found in nuts, grapes, and wine, may protect against certain cardiovascular problems, according to an NIA study in nonhuman primates. Specifically, researchers found resveratrol prevented arterial stiffening and...
Number of Alzheimer’s deaths found to be underreported
May 22, 2014
Official mortality figures may have substantially underreported deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 show two recent studies supported in part by NIA. Underreporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates...
Telomere length associated with racial bias, discrimination
May 21, 2014
Shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with earlier mortality and has also been tied to many age-related health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and...
A Conversation with…Kathie Reed
May 21, 2014
Kathie Reed, retiring from the NIA Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (the OPAE) after 14 years of public service, talks to SOAR about her office and the direction of federally supported and conducted...
Resveratrol does not affect health, longevity in population study
May 16, 2014
Resveratrol, a compound in red wine, grapes, and nuts, has been the focus of many studies for its effects on aging and disease. Researchers have found it to improve the health (and in some cases, longevity) of animals, including mice and...
HHS Secretary Sebelius lauds goals achieved under National Plan
May 16, 2014
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. The 2014 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease was unveiled...