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...
NIH steps up efforts on clinical research awareness
June 15, 2012
A new section of the NIH website—NIH Clinical Research Trials and You—is designed to help the public and the practicing medical community understand the importance of clinical research and encourage them to participate in a clinical...
Sid Stahl retires, Lis Nielsen appointed branch chief
June 15, 2012
After 15 years of federal service, Dr. Sidney M. Stahl recently retired from his position as chief of the Individual Behavioral Processes Branch in NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research. As branch chief, Dr. Stahl was responsible...
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...
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...
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,...
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...