Topics of Interest: Alzheimer's
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...
NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer’s disease
December 2, 2013
Researchers can now freely access the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today. The ADSP is one of the first projects...
NIH funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research on prevention, novel drug targets
October 29, 2013
Please note: A previous version of this release, issued on September 18, 2013, mentioned a pending grant. This updated release contains a description of that grant. Researchers will test promising drugs aimed at preventing Alzheimer...
Connections e-newsletter features Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, more research news and highlights
August 26, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Read about Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome and how...
Amylin deposits in the brain may link dementia and diabetes
July 30, 2013
Deposits of a hormone called amylin in the brain may indicate risk for developing dementia and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in the Annals of Neurology. The analysis by researchers at the NIA-funded Alzheimer...
Falls may be sign of future Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline
June 28, 2013
Cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers without these brain changes, a new study reported online in Neurology. The results suggest that...
HHS releases 2013 Alzheimer’s disease plan update
June 14, 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update, a follow-up to the initial plan released in May 2012. The update reflects our national progress towards...
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
April 4, 2013
The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise dramatically with the increase in the numbers of older people in coming decades, according to...
NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments
January 14, 2013
With new research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease study network will undertake four major studies aimed at finding new treatments for the disease. The award supports the...