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...
Connections e-newsletter features major Alzheimer’s clinical trials, research highlights
December 23, 2013
The Fall 2013 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Read about two major clinical trials coming up, an Alzheimer’s...
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...
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...
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...
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...