Snyder retires from Division of Neuroscience
May 20, 2013
Dr. D. Stephen “Steve” Snyder, deputy director of NIA’s Division of Neuroscience, is retiring after 23 years at the NIH. Dr. Snyder played an instrumental role in building NIA’s extramural research program with a focus on...
NIA launches new blog for research community
May 15, 2013
Get the inside scoop on National Institute on Aging grants and training opportunities, events, research priorities, and policy changes. Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers launched May 15, 2013. It features weekly posts on topics of interest to...
NIH researchers find gene affects fertility in mice
May 14, 2013
Increasing activity of a single gene--FOXO3--increases fertility by 31 to 49 percent in female mice, report researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH. Variants of the FOXO3 gene have been previously associated with longevity in many animal...
Funding policy for fiscal year 2013 now available
May 10, 2013
The National Institute on Aging issued its final fiscal year 2013 funding policy on May 8, 2013. The funding policy, or funding line policy, describes how NIA will fund grant awards this year. It provides technical details about NIA’s...
Medicaid study links insurance to reduced depression and financial strain, but no increase in health
May 10, 2013
An analysis of 2 years of data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment showed that Medicaid coverage reduced rates of depression and overall financial strain on participating individuals, but did not yield improvements in overall health status....
2013 webinar series on Alzheimer’s disease and resources
May 9, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating to host a webinar series with the goals of 1) improving coordination of federal resources available...
Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process
April 25, 2013
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer’s disease. It’s based on unclogging removal of toxic debris that accumulates...
Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
April 15, 2013
A variant of a gene involved in cholesterol and lipid production is associated with significantly higher risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans than in non-Hispanic whites of European ancestry, a recent study found....
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
April 4, 2013
The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise dramatically with the increase in the numbers of older people in coming decades, according to estimates...
"Connecting to Combat Alzheimer's" project wins HHSinnovates awards
March 25, 2013
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) were thrilled to receive the coveted HHSinnovates Program’s People’s Choice Award for the Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s initiative. 23,000...