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  • NIA and McKnight Brain Research Foundation Join Forces
    October 15, 2008

    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging is a newly launched public-private effort to support current and emerging research on age-related changes in the brain and cognition. Jointly funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the...

  • Noted geriatrician named Aging Institute deputy director
    October 6, 2008

    Marie A. Bernard, M.D., a noted geriatrician and educator from the University of Oklahoma, has been named deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), effective Oct. 12, 2008. Bernard...

  • Parkinson's disease information added to NIHSeniorHealth web site
    September 29, 2008

    More than half a million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that leads to tremor and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. Although not a normal part of aging, Parkinson’s occurs most often among...

  • New NIH research initiative to test treatments for menopausal symptoms
    September 17, 2008

    Women troubled by hot flashes and night sweats during the years around menopause want safe, effective treatment options. A new research initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will establish a multisite research network to conduct...

  • 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...