Organ donation – You’re never too old to make a difference
June 6, 2012
The National Institute on Aging and NIH are working with a team of federal agencies to encourage older adults to register as organ donors. Led by the Health Resources and Services Administration and launched during Older Americans Month in May 2012...
Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on NIHSeniorHealth.gov
June 6, 2012
Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs—including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs—more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going...
Check out the newest issue of Links: Minority Research & Training
June 5, 2012
The Spring-Summer issue of Links: Minority Research & Training is now available! With this issue, Links has gone green, becoming an online-only publication. Enjoy the same great content, including findings from health disparities research,...
Protein involved in brain-wave maintenance linked to Alzheimer’s-related cognitive dysfunction
June 1, 2012
In the brain, neurons use tightly controlled chemical and electrical signals to communicate with one another in complex networks. Low levels of a protein that facilitates these signals are associated with Alzheimer’s-related memory problems in...
Cancer drug bexarotene reverses Alzheimer’s deficits in mice
June 1, 2012
In two recent studies, NIA-supported investigators identified a surprising new candidate drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and determined a potential mechanism of action for the compound. In the first study, researchers demonstrated...
NIH partners with new public TV project
May 30, 2012
The National Institutes of Health is a partner in the new Next Avenue, a national public media project launched May 14, 2012, by PBS, focused on the growing 50+ population. NIH is collaborating with Next Avenue to share health information with this...
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit offers research recommendations
May 18, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention, held May 14-15, 2012, brought together leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease and other complex diseases to identify research priorities and strategies...
NIH-funded research provides new clues on how ApoE4 affects Alzheimer's risk
May 16, 2012
Common variants of the ApoE gene are strongly associated with the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, but the gene's role in the disease has been unclear. Now, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have...
Obama administration presents national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease
May 15, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released an ambitious national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The plan was called for in the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), which President Obama signed into law...
Alzheimer’s Research Summit, May 14-15, 2012
May 14, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention was held May 14-15, 2012. Webcast of the Summit is available here: Day 1 webcast Day 2 webcast Transcripts: Day 1 (MS Word, 878K) Day 2 (MS Word...