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...
Blog post - restarting research funding
October 23, 2013
The NIA, like the rest of the NIH, is working to get back to normal after the 16-day government shutdown. Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities describes grants policy and guidance changes in a new blog post,...
NIH hosts national research summit on link between aging processes, chronic disease
October 23, 2013
WHAT: “Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease” is a scientific summit bringing together 50 renowned investigators to examine how the basic biology of aging drives chronic disease. With aging known to be the...
Dr. Carl V. Hill becomes new Director, NIA Office of Special Populations
October 21, 2013
To lead efforts addressing health disparities in biomedical research and its workforce, the National Institute on Aging is pleased to welcome Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H. Hill joins NIA as the new Director of the Office of Special Populations. In...