NIH study finds calorie restriction does not affect survival
August 29, 2012
Scientists have found that calorie restriction—a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet—does not extend years of life or reduce age-related deaths in a 23-year study of...
CDC recommends that all baby boomers get hepatitis C test
August 28, 2012
The CDC has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C testing, focusing on people born during 1945–1965, a population with a disproportionately high prevalence of HCV infection and related disease. CDC is now recommending all baby boomers receive...
Information for older drivers is newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth site
August 21, 2012
The National Institutes of Health today unveiled a new online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic: Is it still safe to drive? Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH and the U.S....
Federal report details health, economic status of older Americans
August 16, 2012
Today’s older Americans enjoy longer lives and better physical function than did previous generations, although, for some, an increased burden in housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains, according to a comprehensive federal...
NIA encourages applications to GEMSSTAR research program for early-career physicians moving into aging research
August 15, 2012
The NIA’s GEMSSTAR – Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research – program is winning rave reviews for enabling physicians just starting out in their careers to connect their specialty to aging...
Investigators create “brain map” of key epigenetic processes
August 14, 2012
Epigenetics, the study of how the environment modifies the way the human gene is expressed, is an emerging frontier in science. Diet and exposure to environmental chemicals, among other factors, can cause epigenetic changes that may turn on or off...
NIA Grants Technical Assistance Workshop application deadline extended to August 10
July 31, 2012
The deadline for applications has been extended until August 10th for Taking the Next Step: Grants Technical Assistance Workshop. The workshop is an interactive forum for pre- and post-doctoral students and recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or...
Register now for "Unveiling the NIH Toolbox" meeting, Sept 10-11
July 25, 2012
Registration is now open for “Unveiling the NIH Toolbox,” a free scientific conference to be held September 10-11 in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting will present the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function— a set of brief...
Dr. Francis Collins talks about aging biology at the Geroscience Interest Group seminar
July 13, 2012
On July 12, all of the seats in the Masur Auditorium were filled for the meeting of the NIA’s Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG), a newly formed trans-NIH interest group focused on the premise that aging biology is at the base of many of the...
Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in small, early-phase clinical studies
July 12, 2012
Posiphen, a drug candidate designed and developed by researchers in the NIA’s Intramural Research Program, has been shown in three small, early studies to be well-tolerated and to reduce the generation of amyloid and tau protein—the...