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  • Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older people
    May 27, 2014

    A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance, perhaps the single most important factor in whether vulnerable older people can maintain their independence, a study has...

  • Number of Alzheimer’s deaths found to be underreported
    May 22, 2014

    Official mortality figures may have substantially underreported deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 show two recent studies supported in part by NIA. Underreporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates is a well...

  • Blog post - small business funding
    May 22, 2014

    Most government funding agencies, including the NIH, have special pots of money reserved for small businesses. Dr. M-D Kerns, Small Business Program Coordinator in the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, has a new blog post about this funding....

  • A Conversation with…Kathie Reed
    May 21, 2014

    Kathie Reed, retiring from the NIA Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (the OPAE) after 14 years of public service, talks to SOAR about her office and the direction of federally supported and conducted research...

  • Telomere length associated with racial bias, discrimination
    May 21, 2014

    Shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with earlier mortality and has also been tied to many age-related health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and arthritis...

  • NIA, grantees focus on Alzheimer’s recruitment, policy issues at Health Affairs forum
    May 16, 2014

    NIA's Dr. Laurie Ryan discusses clinical trials recruitment at the Health Affairs forum. The many challenges and possible solutions to “the long reach of Alzheimer’s disease,” the theme of...

  • Resveratrol does not affect health, longevity in population study
    May 16, 2014

    Resveratrol, a compound in red wine, grapes, and nuts, has been the focus of many studies for its effects on aging and disease. Researchers have found it to improve the health (and in some cases, longevity) of animals, including mice and nonhuman...

  • HHS Secretary Sebelius lauds goals achieved under National Plan
    May 16, 2014

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. The 2014 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease was unveiled at the...

  • ROAR! HHS agencies seek to recruit older adults into research
    May 16, 2014

    Alzheimer’s is initial focus Increasing enrollment in clinical trials and studies is critical to reaching a primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025....

  • Geroscience recommendations, summaries available
    May 15, 2014

    Scientists suggest more research into link between aging, chronic disease To learn how common mechanisms in aging underlie the development of chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, scientists have developed a new...