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  • Eliezer Masliah to head NIA’s Division of Neuroscience
    July 18, 2016

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that Eliezer Masliah, M.D., a leader in Alzheimer’s disease research, has been appointed as the new director of the Institute’s Division of...

  • Brain scans offer insights into loss of money skills
    July 12, 2016

    Older adults are all too often easy targets for financial abuse, and those with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders are especially vulnerable. To learn more about seniors’ financial skills, NIA-funded scientists are using...

  • Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
    July 11, 2016

    Summer is here and it’s blazing hot! It is important to be aware of the health risks that higher temperatures can bring. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-...

  • NIA opens GEMSSTAR awards to dental specialists
    June 23, 2016

    NIA’s Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program is now open to dentists and dental specialists interested in starting a research career related to aging. Details about the GEMSSTAR...

  • High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline
    June 16, 2016

    Studies explore treatments, prevention There’s a saying, “What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” Evidence supports preventing or controlling cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure to protect...

  • Haaga to head NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    June 7, 2016

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that John G. Haaga, Ph.D., an expert in demography and public policy, has been named director of the institute’s Division of Behavioral and...

  • Researchers identify genetic links to educational attainment
    May 11, 2016

    An international team of researchers has identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence education, but these findings, reported by the Social...

  • Ketamine lifts depression via a byproduct of its metabolism
    May 4, 2016

    A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and grantees have discovered. This metabolite singularly...

  • Age-related cognitive decline: Women are more resilient than men
    April 28, 2016

    Previous research has shown that aging affects cognitive ability, and that subtle sex differences in cognition exist across the lifespan. A recent observational study by Dr. Anna C. McCarrey and colleagues in NIA’s Intramural Research Program...

  • World’s older population grows dramatically
    March 28, 2016

    The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015,” this percentage is projected to...

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