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...
Clinical trials now recruiting
July 11, 2012
Numerous clinical trials and studies are currently recruiting participants with and without Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment or related dementias. NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center provides...
Exendin-4: From lizard to laboratory... and beyond
July 11, 2012
Throughout history, the natural world has served as a rich resource for compounds to treat human disease. For example, clay tablets from Mesopotamia dating from 2600 B.C.—humanity’s earliest written records—describe the healing...
NIA Grants Technical Assistance Workshop applications due July 20
July 10, 2012
Taking the Next Step: Grants Technical Assistance Workshop is an interactive forum for pre- and post-doctoral students and recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or related doctoral degrees with the National Institute on Aging, the world'...
Hip replacement information now on NIHSeniorHealth.gov
July 10, 2012
Information about hip replacement—including reasons to have the surgery, how to prepare for and recover from it, and ways to avoid complications—has been added to NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the senior-friendly health and wellness website from...
Highlighting the impact of NIH research
July 1, 2012
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins recently unveiled a new section of the NIH website—Impact of NIH Research. This section features how NIH-supported biomedical research influences our nation’s health, economy, and communities. The NIA is...