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  • 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...

  • Blog post - what can your NIA program officer do for you?
    January 8, 2014

    Program officers at the National Institute on Aging, and across the NIH, ensure that we are funding the best research projects, career development, and research training in the areas of science they cover. However, some grant applicants are not...

  • Seminar To - Human T Cell Aging: Telomere Loss, Inflammation and Links to Disease
    January 7, 2014

    Subject: Dr. Rita Effros February 5 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) winter seminar When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Title: "Human T Cell Aging: Telomere Loss,...

  • Hypothermia and older adults
    January 6, 2014

    Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too cold—during cold...