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  • Recent NIA Grants (as of 6/2014)
    June 3, 2014

    Here are some of the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as mechanisms of cerebral artery dysfunction with aging, analysis of long-term care in America, improving medication safety for...

  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 2, 2014

    NIA Director Richard J. Hodes discusses NIA's budget increase of $130 million for FY 2014. Welcome to this issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR, our periodic update on NIA policies, programs,...

  • Alzheimer’s research news featured in spring 2014 Connections
    May 30, 2014

    The Spring 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR), a new push...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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