NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys
March 13, 2014
In recognition of World Kidney Day 2014 on March 13, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health remind older Americans about the...
Researchers find association between abnormal tau and damaged brain cell DNA
March 6, 2014
Scientists have identified a possible cellular mechanism triggered by oxidative stress and DNA damage that is linked to tau, a protein commonly seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease and certain other neurodegenerative diseases...
Blog post - NIA's support of LGBT research
March 5, 2014
Researchers know relatively little about the health of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. When it comes to research on aging, these communities are significantly under-studied. In a new blog post, Kate Nagy of NIA's...
NIH adds substantial set of genetic, health information to online database
February 26, 2014
Researchers will now have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations into many diseases and conditions. The data, from one of the nation’s largest and most...
Blog post - watch NIA Council videocast May 21, 2014
February 26, 2014
The National Advisory Council on Aging is holding one of its thrice yearly meetings today. Did you know you can watch online? The next meeting is on May 21, 2014, from about 8am to 3pm EST, so please save the date. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the...
NIH-supported clinical trial finds antidepressant reduces Alzheimer’s agitation
February 25, 2014
NIH-funded researchers are testing interventions to alleviate psychiatric conditions and symptoms, such as agitation, that distress people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The goal is to identify treatments that are safer and more...
Blog post - how to contact your NIA program officer
February 19, 2014
Researchers sometimes wonder when and how to communicate with staff at the National Institute on Aging. "I hope you’re not agonizing over whether now is the right moment or whether your message will be well received," writes Dr....
Blog post - NIA budget update
February 12, 2014
Last month, Congress and the President finalized NIA's budget for the fiscal year. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, has a new blog post about what this means for the aging and Alzheimer's disease research community. He explains, "the...
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:...