Blog post - encouraging older adults to participate in research
April 30, 2014
Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults for research studies—especially older adults from underrepresented groups—is one of their greatest challenges. Dr. Nina Silverberg, assistant director of the Alzheimer’s Disease...
Blog post - new resubmission policy
April 23, 2014
The NIH recently issued a new resubmission policy for grant applications. After an unsuccessful A1 submission (or A0 submission) investigators may submit a similar application as a new (A0) application. NIH will not review the new submission for...
Blog post - working with Congress
April 16, 2014
The NIA recently hired someone new to help us work with Congress, outside groups, and others who would like to interact with NIA leadership. Dr. Marie A. Bernard, NIA deputy director explains that government agencies must have a point of contact for...
Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia
April 15, 2014
Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass often associated with weakness, is a commonly recognized cause of disability in older people. However, without consensus on ways to specifically measure this condition, the development of interventions for...
Dr. Matthew Gillman May 1 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar
April 15, 2014
Subject: Dr. Matthew Gillman May 1 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Title: "Developmental Origins of Health and Disease:...
Blog post - percentiling of grant applications
April 9, 2014
Different kinds of NIA grant applications receive different kinds of scores when they are reviewed. Some applications get a percentile rank, while others get a priority score. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities,...
NIH researchers identify new gene mutation associated with ALS and dementia
April 7, 2014
A rare mutation in a gene involved in RNA metabolism, which is part of the control mechanism determining protein synthesis within the cell, has been linked with development of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This finding, from a...
Blog post - a valuable data resource: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
April 2, 2014
The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, or BLSA, is one of the world’s longest running studies of aging. Started in 1958, the BLSA enrolls healthy volunteers ages 20 years and older and follows them longitudinally—for life. The BLSA...
NIH researchers find basal forebrain controls decision-making speed in rodents
March 26, 2014
Neural activity in the basal forebrain (BF) leads to a faster and more precise response to reward-based stimuli in rats, report Irene Avila and Shih-Chieh Lin of the National Institute on Aging at NIH, in the March 18, 2014 issue of PLOS Biology....
Blog post - funding policy and budget update
March 26, 2014
The NIA updated its 2014 funding policy on March 20. In a new blog post, Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes the funding policy, paylines, success rates, and how this year's funding compares to previous...