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...
Diabetes drug increases lifespan of male mice, shows smaller effect in females
November 15, 2013
Researchers leading the National Institute on Aging’s Intervention Testing Program (ITP) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio...
NIA seeks Senior Public Health Advisor
November 14, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently recruiting for a Senior Public Health Advisor position. ABOUT THE NIA: The NIA conducts, fosters, and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training pertaining to the aging...
Blog post - moving research forward: creativity amid constraints
November 13, 2013
The National Institute on Aging, like the rest of the NIH, faces a downturn in support for scientific research. In a new blog post, NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes explains how the sequester and the government shutdown have changed operations,...
NIH-supported study identifies 11 new Alzheimer’s disease risk genes
November 1, 2013
An international group of researchers has identified 11 new genes that offer important new insights into the disease pathways involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The highly collaborative effort involved scanning the DNA of over 74,000 volunteers...
Blog post - was fiscal year 2013 our unlucky number?
October 30, 2013
The National Institute on Aging just wrapped up fiscal year 2013. In this new blog post, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities summarizes our funding strategy for 2013 and the outlook for 2014. "We want to get...
NIH funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research on prevention, novel drug targets
October 29, 2013
Please note: A previous version of this release, issued on September 18, 2013, mentioned a pending grant. This updated release contains a description of that grant. Researchers will test promising drugs aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s and...