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 Alzheimer...
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. Issued...
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’s DNA...
Hyperthermia: Too hot for your health
July 2, 2014
During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate...
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 host a free...
NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers
June 30, 2014
While rates of smoking and excessive drinking have declined among older Americans, prevalence of chronic disease has risen, and many older Americans are unprepared to afford the costs of long-term care in a nursing home, according to a report from...
Blog post - grant applicants and just-in-time information
June 26, 2014
Grant applicants sometimes receive emails from the NIH asking for additional information on their grant applications. These emails do not necessarily mean the grant will be funded. A new blog post by Dr. Robin Barr, Director of the NIA Division of...
NIA Administrative Supplement Now Available
June 19, 2014
The NIA Office of Special Populations - in collaboration with each NIA Division - is pleased to offer Administrative Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities. These one year awards are designed to support promising research that...
Blog post - genetics data available
June 18, 2014
A new scientific resource—genetics data on 78,000 participants—is now available to qualified researchers. Scientists studying diseases and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, insomnia, depression, and...
Gene risk factors for age-related brain disorders may affect immune system function
June 17, 2014
Scientists have discovered gene variants that affect the function of immune cells in young, healthy people. Interestingly, many of these same gene variants are known risk factors for diseases that occur later in life, including Alzheimer’s and...