Study seeks long-lived families to learn more about long and healthy life
July 7, 2008
More and more people are living longer. But living to extreme old age is unusual and tends to run in some families. A new study, supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aims to learn more...
Resveratrol found to improve health, but not longevity in aging mice
July 3, 2008
Scientists have found that the compound resveratrol slows age-related deterioration and functional decline of mice on a standard diet, but does not increase longevity when started at middle age. This study, conducted and supported in part by the...
Scientists isolate a toxic key to Alzheimer’s disease in human brains
June 23, 2008
Scientists have long questioned whether the abundant amounts of amyloid plaques found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s actually caused the neurological disease or were a by-product of its progress. Now, using new research techniques...
Smokers flock together and quit together
May 21, 2008
When smokers kick the habit, odds are they are not alone in making the move. Instead, the decision to quit smoking often cascades through social networks, with entire clusters of spouses, friends, siblings and co-workers giving up the habit roughly...
NIHSeniorHealth offers tips on eating well as you get older
May 7, 2008
How should you eat as you get older? Which foods are likely to keep you most healthy and which ones should you limit? Is it possible to eat well and stay within a healthy weight? These and other questions are addressed in "Eating Well as You...
LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2008
April 15, 2008
SORL 1 Gene Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings consistent across ethnic and racial groups “Can you explain that again?” Technical Assistance Workshop Helps Decode NIH Grant Application Process In the Neighborhood...
Kidney disease newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth
April 2, 2008
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health Web site designed especially for seniors. Consumers can visit http://nihseniorhealth.gov/kidneydisease/toc.html...
Americans living longer, enjoying greater health and prosperity, but important disparities remain, says federal report
March 27, 2008
Average life expectancy continues to increase, and today’s older Americans enjoy better health and financial security than any previous generation. However, rates of gain are inconsistent between the genders and across age brackets, income...
Mild cognitive impairment can impact medical decision-making
March 11, 2008
Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may, in addition to their cognitive impairment, have functional limitations that diminish their ability to make decisions about medical treatment. Researchers at the National Institute on Aging-funded...
Survey looks at gene expression in the human brain
March 11, 2008
A team led by researchers from the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA's) Laboratory of Neurogenetics conducted a genome-wide association study using genotype and transcriptome* expression arrays to study gene expression in the human brain...