Health disparities and aging—Winter 2013 Links: Minority Research & Training now online
January 25, 2013
The Winter 2013 issue of LINKS: Minority Research and Training is now available! This issue has some exciting new features. Get to know six participants from the 2012 NIA Summer Institute on Aging Research through videos in the article, Reflections...
Reubin Andres, early leader in aging research, dies
January 24, 2013
Dr. Reubin Andres, an early leader in the field of aging research and the first clinical director of NIA, died on September 23, 2012. “I was saddened to hear the news of Dr. Andres’s passing. His legacy will most certainly be his...
NIH-supported researchers illuminate aging cells in mouse model
January 17, 2013
A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with support from the National Institute on Aging at the NIH, has developed an innovative approach to study aging cells in living mice. The approach is...
NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments
January 14, 2013
With new research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease study network will undertake four major studies aimed at finding new treatments for the disease. The award supports the latest...
Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available
January 14, 2013
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012...
NIA researchers find protein PGC-1alpha may play important role in brain health
December 12, 2012
The human brain is made up of tens of billions of neurons, brain cells that act as information messengers, transmitting and receiving chemical and electrical signals. These messages are received by branch-like cell structures called dendrites after...
Study identifies basis for sense of trust in older people
December 7, 2012
Two new studies by NIA-funded researchers at UCLA have shown that older people are less adept than younger people at discerning visual clues of dishonesty in others. This may help to explain why many older people are more susceptible to financial...
NIH-supported international teams identify rare Alzheimer’s disease risk gene variant
November 15, 2012
Two international teams of researchers, with NIH scientists and support, have separately identified a rare variation in the TREM2 gene as a moderate risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. TREM2 is a gene involved in inflammation and...
NIH-supported scientists find genes influence susceptibility to problems from vitamin D deficiency
November 14, 2012
An international team of researchers has found that the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR), which senses and communicates the presence of vitamin D to the body, influences the chance that people with vitamin D deficiency develop negative health outcomes...
NIH Toolbox Unveiled
November 2, 2012
Standardized neurological, behavioral measures to aid clinical research Unveiled in September 2012, the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function provides common, standardized measurements that will make it easier to pool...