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  • 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
    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, 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...

  • Researchers, advocates gather at Summit to accelerate Alzheimer’s research
    July 1, 2012

    Dr. Francis Collins "We are at an exceptional moment scientifically for Alzheimer's,” declared National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins before more than...

  • Workgroup proposes diversity recommendations to NIH
    June 30, 2012

    Despite efforts over many years to develop the biomedical science workforce pipeline for underrepresented minorities, results have been disappointing. In response to this unacceptable status quo, highlighted in a devastating description of the lack...

  • Hyperthermia: too hot for your health
    June 27, 2012

    Hot summer weather can pose special health 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 heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia....

  • Understanding of mTOR pathway and lifespan refined in new study
    June 25, 2012

    Investigators have identified interventions that extend lifespan in model systems. For example, caloric restriction (CR) – a reduction in caloric intake while maintaining adequate nutrition – has been shown to increase insulin...