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  • Hypothermia: A cold weather hazard
    February 2, 2011

    Older adults are especially vulnerable to a drop below normal body temperature, called hypothermia, which can be deadly if not treated quickly. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice to help...

  • Media Availability: NIH-supported trial finds antidepressant relieves hot flashes
    January 18, 2011

    WHAT: A randomized clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) significantly reduced the number and severity of hot flashes eight weeks after beginning treatment. In...

  • Study ties blood protein to Alzheimer’s brain abnormalities
    December 20, 2010

    Scientists are seeking ways to detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, since harmful changes may be taking place in the brain years before symptoms appear. Now, researchers report that a blood test detecting a specific protein in...

  • Impaired clearance, not overproduction of toxic proteins, may underlie Alzheimer's disease
    December 9, 2010

    In Alzheimer's disease, a protein fragment called beta-amyloid accumulates at abnormally high levels in the brain. Now researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that in the most common, late-onset form of Alzheimer's...

  • offers info on anxiety disorders in older adults
    December 8, 2010

    Anxiety caused by stressful events like moving or losing a job is a normal part of life. Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are characterized by persistent, excessive and disabling fear and worry and get progressively worse if left untreated. It...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010
    December 1, 2010

    NIA Takes Its Training on the Road Poverty and Race As Risk Factors for Kidney Disease in African Americans Come Dance With Me If it’s July, This Must Be the Summer Institute on Aging Research Robert Butler, Founding...

  • Mouse study shows effect of blood pressure drug on Alzheimer’s disease
    November 15, 2010

    A drug used decades ago to treat high blood pressure has been shown to improve learning and memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Gene D. Cohen
    November 8, 2010

    Dr. Gene D. Cohen, former NIA deputy director and acting NIA director from 1988 to 1993, died November 7 at his home in Kensington, MD, after a long battle with cancer. “We will remember Gene Cohen as a talented and dedicated scientist as...

  • Severe sepsis associated with later cognitive, physical decline
    October 26, 2010

    Older adults who survive hospitalization involving severe sepsis, a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to severe infection, are at higher risk for cognitive impairment and physical limitations than older adults...

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative enters next phase of research
    October 21, 2010

    The National Institutes of Health is expanding the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a groundbreaking study that will recruit hundreds of new volunteers to help define the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of...