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  • NIH-supported clinical trial finds antidepressant reduces Alzheimer’s agitation
    February 25, 2014

    NIH-funded researchers are testing interventions to alleviate psychiatric conditions and symptoms, such as agitation, that distress people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The goal is to identify treatments that are safer and...

  • Rare genetic variants may double risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    January 30, 2014

    Scientists have identified several rare but influential variants in a gene not previously linked to Alzheimer’s that may double the risk for the disease in people who carry the gene. The results of the study, led by researchers at...

  • Seminar To - Human T Cell Aging: Telomere Loss, Inflammation and Links to Disease
    January 7, 2014

    Subject: Dr. Rita Effros February 5 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) winter seminar When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Title: "Human T Cell Aging:...

  • Dr. Reisa Sperling, principal investigator, A4 Trial
    New clinical trials to test Alzheimer’s drugs
    December 23, 2013

    Participant enrollment to start in early 2014 Two new clinical trials funded largely by NIA—a major Alzheimer’s prevention study and a test of a promising insulin therapy in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild...

  • National Alzheimer’s Project Act update
    December 23, 2013

    Advisory Council considers brave new world of "big data" “Big data”—the collection and analysis of large, complex data sets—is both a boon and a challenge to Alzheimer’s researchers, according to...

  • Report details value of information on subjective well-being
    December 5, 2013

    A new report sponsored by the National Institute on Aging at NIH and the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council and produced by the National Research Council, suggested that national surveys might begin to seek information on “...

  • NIH researchers find vitamin D binding protein may help to assess vitamin D deficiency in African and white Americans
    November 21, 2013

    Measuring vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) may be important for accurately determining vitamin D deficiency, especially among African Americans, reports a team of researchers led by the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in the November 21...

  • Diabetes drug increases lifespan of male mice, shows smaller effect in females
    November 15, 2013

    Researchers leading the National Institute on Aging’s Intervention Testing Program (ITP) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at...

  • A conversation with… Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    September 30, 2013

    Dr. Neil Buckholtz is the director of the Division of Neuroscience at the NIA. The Division fosters and supports extramural and collaborative research and training to further the understanding of neural and behavioral processes associated...

  • Recent NIA Grants
    September 30, 2013

    Take a look at the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as telomere replication and genome stability, awards to Pepper Older American Independence Centers, how synaptic...