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  • FY 2012 budget and funding outlook for NIA
    February 16, 2012

    On December 23, 2011, President Obama signed the bill authorizing funding for the federal government through September 30, 2012. Passage and signing of a budget for fiscal year (FY) 2012 was welcome news, allowing NIA and other federal programs to...

  • We can’t wait: Administration announces new steps to fight Alzheimer’s disease
    February 7, 2012

    The Obama Administration today announced new efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease, including immediately making an additional $50 million available for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. In addition, the administration announced that its...

  • Brain imaging shows lifetime cognitive activity may influence Alzheimer’s disease risk
    February 1, 2012

    Deposits of amyloid protein in the brain are considered a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Now, for the first time, greater levels of cognitive activity—reading, writing, and playing games—have been associated with lower amyloid...

  • NIH, Surgeon General launch Go4Life campaign at Capitol Hill briefing
    January 23, 2012

    Exercise and physical activity can help promote health and maintain independence, and this is as true for older people as it is for any age group. To encourage baby boomers—and their parents—to get active, the NIH on October 19 launched...

  • New criteria announced for assessing Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology
    January 18, 2012

    The neuropathology guidelines used since 1997 to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease at autopsy have been updated to reflect a deeper understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This will help pathologists characterize Alzheimer’s-...

  • Latest Alzheimer’s Research Progress Report Released
    January 17, 2012

    2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: A Deeper Understanding, the latest annual Alzheimer’s research report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , is now available online. Prepared by the National Institute on Aging, which...

  • NIA and WHO Release Global Health and Aging Report
    January 16, 2012

    NIA and the World Health Organization (WHO) announce the availability of a new report, Global Health and Aging (PDF, 15.7M). As both the proportion of older people and the length of life increase throughout the world, key questions arise. Will...

  • Pilot clinical trial shows nicotine patch may improve cognition in older people with memory loss
    January 10, 2012

    A nicotine skin patch may improve cognition in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition marked by memory loss that often leads to Alzheimer’s dementia, according to findings from a small pilot clinical trial reported in...

  • NIA researchers find genetic connection to sweat secretion
    January 5, 2012

    While most Americans depend on heating and air conditioning systems to keep comfortable during winter and summer, the body itself is a master regulator of temperature. The nervous system regulates the body’s heat production and dissipation...

  • J Taylor Harden retires
    December 31, 2011

    Dr. J Taylor Harden, who led efforts at NIA and in the research community nationwide to bring diversity to research and to the ranks of scientists conducting research on aging, retired from NIA on December 31. Since 1997, Dr. Harden was the Chief of...