Blog post - what is NIA's Office of Special Populations?
February 5, 2014
NIA's Office of Special Populations promotes research on health disparities, career development for a more diverse research workforce, and additional priorities. Dr. Carl V. Hill, new director of the Office of Special Populations, describes his...
NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
February 4, 2014
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by NIA, the latest report—2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report:...
NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
February 4, 2014
The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of...
First technical assistance webinar, March 6: "Options for New Investigators"
January 30, 2014
"Options for New Investigators: Grant Mechanisms," the first in a series of Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the NIA Office of Special Populations was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST. The purpose of this...
Rare genetic variants may double risk for Alzheimer’s disease
January 30, 2014
Scientists have identified several rare but influential variants in a gene not previously linked to Alzheimer’s that may double the risk for the disease in people who carry the gene. The results of the study, led by researchers at Washington...
Blog post - are impact ratings random?
January 29, 2014
Applicants sometimes ask us if grant reviewers can really determine which grant applications are the very best. When only a small proportion of applications can be funded, can the NIH scientific peer review process identify the very highest quality...
Blog post - Dr. Schlessinger on 50 years in genetics research
January 22, 2014
Dr. David Schlessinger shares reflections on the birth of a new science, molecular biology, and his more than 50 years in genetics research. "When I first entered my mentor Jim Watson’s office as a graduate student in ancient times (i.e...
Blog post - eligibility criteria change for NIA scientific resources
January 17, 2014
Have you seen the new rules for investigators using NIA biological resources? Dr. Nancy Nadon, Program Officer of the Biological Resources Program and Chief of the Biological Resources Branch in the Division of Aging Biology explains the rules in a...
Health disparities and aging—Winter 2014 LINKS: Minority Research & Training now online
January 16, 2014
The Winter 2014 issue of LINKS: Minority Research and Training is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about NIA’s annual summer institute on aging research, now named the Butler-Williams Scholars Program, and watch video of four...
Cognitive training shows staying power
January 13, 2014
Training to improve cognitive abilities in older people lasted to some degree 10 years after the training program was completed, according to results of a randomized clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. The findings showed...