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  • Hypothermia and older adults
    January 25, 2016

    The cold truth about hypothermia is that Americans aged 65 years and older face this danger every winter. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical...

  • 2016 Butler-Williams Scholars Program now accepting applications
    January 25, 2016

    Emerging researchers, including those with limited involvement in research on aging, are invited to apply for the next Butler-Williams Scholars Program, to be held July 25-29, 2016, at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD....

  • Diet, exercise improve exercise capacity in certain heart failure patients
    January 11, 2016

    A randomized clinical trial of 100 patients found that diet and exercise—alone or combined—improved exercise capacity in obese older patients with a particular type of heart failure. The trial is the first to show that this dietary...

  • 2014-2015 NIH Alzheimer’s disease progress report available online
    December 11, 2015

    A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded research advances and initiatives in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the...

  • Death rate, poor health rise for middle-aged whites, reversing trend
    December 8, 2015

    The death rate among middle-aged, white Americans rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, reversing a decades-long trend of improvement, new research shows. This group also reported worse physical and mental health than other age groups, according...

  • SIRT3 enzyme protects brain cells from stress, helped by exercise
    December 2, 2015

    As animals, including humans, age or develop brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, their brain cells may not produce enough energy to remain fully functional. A new study shows that an enzyme, SIRT3, may protect brain cells against stresses...

  • Notice: Clarifying NIH Priorities for Health Economics Research
    December 1, 2015

    This Notice serves to communicate NIH’s priority areas of health economics research. Applicants and potential applicants for NIH research grants are advised to consult with NIH program officers in Institutes and Centers (IC) appropriate to...

  • NIH supports new studies to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome
    November 18, 2015

    The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to identify biomarkers and track the progression of Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome have Alzheimer’s-related brain changes in their...

  • NIA Grantee Heidi Williams awarded 2015 MacArthur Fellowship
    November 16, 2015

    Heidi Williams, Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at MIT, was awarded a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. The citation recognizes her as “….an economist unraveling the causes and consequences of...

  • NIA Investigators Receive Supplement Awards for Health Disparities Research Related to Aging
    November 12, 2015

    The National Institute on Aging has been working to stimulate health disparities research related to aging. An opportunity is currently available for researchers interested in aging, stress, resilience, and health disparities. There are also...