Blog post - it’s open season for the NIH Loan Repayment Program!
October 16, 2014
The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, and the NIA is joining with NIH to increase awareness of this important program. Loan repayment application numbers for NIH as a whole have fallen consistently over the last five...
Blog post - Musings of a newbie Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
October 9, 2014
What does a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) do, exactly? What do SROs work on, whom do they work with, and what are they responsible for? Kimberly Firth, a new Scientific Review Officer for NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities, provides...
Loss of the sense of smell may predict mortality risk among older people
October 2, 2014
Frailty and dementia often signal increased risk for mortality among older people. But can the loss of olfaction—the sense of smell—also be a significant indicator of mortality risk? An NIH-supported study involving thousands of older...
Blog post – NIAGADS! We have data!
October 1, 2014
Are you interested in the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the NIA has a database that gives you access to a broad range of genetics and genomics data? It’s called the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease...
Blog post – oh, what a year it was!
September 24, 2014
During the fiscal year 2014, NIA was affected by a number of events and challenges. As the fiscal year winds down, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the Division of Extramural Activities, looks back on the changes and surprises that occurred, including...
Blog post - we appreciate postdocs
September 18, 2014
Every third week in September, the NIA celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This week’s blog post thanks postdocs for their vital contributions to aging research. The post, by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, a postdoc with NIA’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 Cognitive...
Blog post - to resubmit or not?
September 10, 2014
The NIH announced a change in grant application resubmission policy in April. With the policy change, investigators now have a real choice when it comes to revising a grant application that is not funded. A new NIA blog post may assist these...
Learn about participating in Alzheimer’s research in new NIH booklet
September 10, 2014
Many people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s wonder how they can help combat this devastating disease. Volunteering to participate in research is one powerful way. Right now, at least 70,000 volunteers are needed for more than 150 active...
Blog post - A new generation of early career researchers in aging
August 27, 2014
Every summer, early career researchers from diverse backgrounds come from all over the U.S. to spend a week at the National Institute on Aging’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. They explore the best of NIA’s science, learn about...