Topics of Interest: Alzheimer's
Increased brain activity may compensate for amyloid pathology in older brains
September 15, 2014
Researchers have long wondered why some older people remain cognitively normal despite having abnormal levels of beta-amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. While research has shown that older adults with Mild...
NIH-funded researchers link epigenome changes to Alzheimer’s disease
August 15, 2014
Two new NIH-supported studies have shown that a person’s epigenome—the chemical modifications, or marks, on our DNA that turn gene activity on and off—may influence Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in the brain...
Physical activity and Alzheimer’s-related hippocampal atrophy
August 4, 2014
Physical activity may help prevent atrophy of the hippocampus, a brain region important for learning and memory that often shrinks in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study that looked at the rate of atrophy...
Landmark A4 Alzheimer's prevention trial now enrolling
July 9, 2014
Healthy older adults age 65 to 85 with normal memory but who may be at risk of Alzheimer’s are invited to participate in a major clinical trial to prevent or delay the disease. The trial—Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic...
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...
NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s disease genome
July 7, 2014
Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease, analyzing how genome sequences—the order of chemical letters in a cell...
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...
Alzheimer’s research news featured in spring 2014 Connections
May 30, 2014
The Spring 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR),...
NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
February 4, 2014
The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological...
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...