Request for Information: Mechanisms of Physical Activity-Induced Health Benefits
December 16, 2013
Increased physical activity has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, insulin sensitivity, bone and muscle strength, and cognitive function. In addition, physical activity is associated...
NIA and NCCAM to co-host Twitter chat on Alzheimer’s and complementary health
December 13, 2013
What does the science say about dietary supplements and complementary and alternative health approaches for Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive health? While some dietary supplements have been marketed with claims that they enhance...
Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimer's
December 13, 2013
A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide...
FCC and National Institute on Aging to partner on research advancing accessibility to communications for Americans with hearing disabilities
December 12, 2013
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard signed an agreement today to partner on research into the use of modern IP technology to improve and make...
Blog post - NIA interim payline update
December 11, 2013
Each year, the National Institute on Aging publishes a funding policy for medical research grant applications. This policy is of great interest to scientists and researchers seeking funding and others in the research community. The interim funding...
Report details value of information on subjective well-being
December 5, 2013
A new report sponsored by the National Institute on Aging at NIH and the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council and produced by the National Research Council, suggested that national surveys might begin to seek information on “...
NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer’s disease
December 2, 2013
Researchers can now freely access the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today. The ADSP is one of the first projects undertaken under...
NIH researchers find vitamin D binding protein may help to assess vitamin D deficiency in African and white Americans
November 21, 2013
Measuring vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) may be important for accurately determining vitamin D deficiency, especially among African Americans, reports a team of researchers led by the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in the November 21, 2013...
Blog post - support for researchers from diverse backgrounds
November 20, 2013
NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard has a new blog post about mentoring networks, funding opportunities, and support for researchers from diverse backgrounds. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior...
NIA meets with other federal agencies to address the problem of COPD
November 18, 2013
November is COPD Awareness Month and NIA staff and representatives of several other NIH ICs and agencies participated in a recent federal workshop on the disease. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the third leading cause of death in...