Recovery Act funds all areas of aging research
March 1, 2010
In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As part of the legislation, more than $10 billion was allocated to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for support of biomedical research in fiscal years (FY...
Information on life after cancer now available on NIHSeniorHealth.gov
February 24, 2010
Older adults who have survived cancer can find out what to expect once treatment ends in Life after Cancer, the newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth (www.nihseniorhealth.gov/lifeaftercancer/toc.html). Visitors to the site will learn about managing follow...
NIA funds Roybal Centers for Translational Research in Aging
February 4, 2010
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has renewed funding for nine Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and designated four new centers. The goal of the...
NIA funds centers to study demography of aging
February 2, 2010
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has committed more than $36.7 million over the next five years to support and expand its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The...
Amyloid deposits in cognitively normal people may predict risk for Alzheimer’s disease
December 14, 2009
For people free of dementia, abnormal deposits of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease are associated with increased risk of developing the symptoms of the progressive brain disorder, according to two studies from researchers at...
Recovery funds advance Alzheimer’s disease research
November 23, 2009
American Recovery and Reinvestment Funds are being used to promote the national research efforts to better understand, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health,...
Recovery Act funding seeks to help understand basic secrets of aging
November 23, 2009
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced two major awards to advance exciting areas of basic research on aging. Grants for studies to determine the potential healthy aging effects of rapamycin...
Researchers identify gene mutations underlying risk for most common form of Parkinson's disease
November 16, 2009
Two genes containing mutations known to cause rare familial forms of parkinsonism are also associated with the more common, sporadic form of the disease where there is no family history, researchers have found. The finding came in the largest genome...
What can prevent walking disability in older people?
November 4, 2009
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced the award of $29.5 million in grant support over the next two years to determine whether a specific physical activity program can stave off disability...
NIH-supported trial to study testosterone therapy in older men
November 2, 2009
Low serum testosterone may contribute to a number of problems affecting older men, including decreased ability to walk, loss of muscle mass and strength, decreased vitality, decreased sexual function, impaired cognition, cardiovascular disease and...