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  • 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...

  • A telomere, a stretch of DNA at each end of a chromosome that protects the protein-encoding part of the DNA
    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...

  • Kathie Reed from NIA's Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation
    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...

  • NIA, grantees focus on Alzheimer’s recruitment, policy issues at Health Affairs forum
    May 16, 2014

    NIA's Dr. Laurie Ryan discusses clinical trials recruitment at the Health Affairs forum. The many challenges and possible solutions to “the long reach of Alzheimer’s disease,”...

  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discussing goals achieved under National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease
    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...

  • Female doctor with female patient, reflecting efforts on "Recruiting Older Adults into Research" (ROAR)
    ROAR! HHS agencies seek to recruit older adults into research
    May 16, 2014

    Alzheimer’s is initial focus Increasing enrollment in clinical trials and studies is critical to reaching a primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s...

  • Geroscience recommendations, summaries available
    May 15, 2014

    Scientists suggest more research into link between aging, chronic disease To learn how common mechanisms in aging underlie the development of chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, scientists have developed a...

  • Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers—Three popular posts of 2014
    May 13, 2014

    Did you miss these? Now is your chance to catch up on the most popular posts from the NIA blog for researchers. The easiest way to get the blog regularly is to subscribe. We invite you to join the conversation! NIA budget update...

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    NIA Supports Research on Pain in Older People
    May 13, 2014

    Pain in Older Adults According to a new report from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, more than half of older adults reported experiencing bothersome pain, with back, knee, and shoulder as the most...