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...