NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers comprehensive information on end of life
March 26, 2014
A new Web resource from the National Institutes of Health is aimed at helping people address a sensitive subject—the end of life. The latest addition to NIHSeniorHealth, the health and wellness website for older adults, the End of Life module...
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 - coming to the US to do science at NIA intramural
March 19, 2014
Postdoctoral fellow Davide Guerrieri left Italy three years ago to start his research fellowship at the National Institute on Aging labs in Baltimore, Maryland. "Doing science, living abroad, and learning how to speak and think in a new...
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....