NIA grantee Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics
October 15, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to National Institute on Aging grantee Angus Deaton, Ph.D., of Princeton University, N.J. “The National Institute on Aging is proud to have supported Dr. Deaton’s work for...
Researchers identify new area of brain associated with suppressing inappropriate behavioral response
September 24, 2015
The ability to suppress inappropriate behavioral responses—known as cognitive inhibitory control—is essential for everyday living. The time required for the brain to inhibit a response is called the stop-signal reaction time. Certain...
Seniors Join Surgeon General, NIA for A Capitol Walk with Go4Life®
September 11, 2015
On September 18, older adults will join the U.S. Surgeon General, the Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), fitness expert Donna Richardson, and leaders from a number of agencies and organizations for a fitness walk in the Nation’...
2015 Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals
September 4, 2015
Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers. The National Institute on Aging at NIH (NIA),...
Adults obese or overweight at midlife may be at risk for earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease
September 1, 2015
Being obese or overweight in middle age has been linked to increased risk of dementia. To learn more, researchers at the National Institute on Aging, part of the NIH, further explored the relationship between weight at midlife and Alzheimer’s...
NIH study finds calorie restriction lowers some risk factors for age-related diseases
September 1, 2015
A National Institutes of Health-supported study provides some of the first clues about the impact of sustained calorie restriction in adults. Results from a two-year clinical trial show calorie restriction in normal-weight and moderately overweight...
Mixed pathologies likely cause dementia in the oldest-old
August 28, 2015
The brains of people who live to age 90 and older—the oldest-old—usually have a mix of pathologies associated with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes are the most common, but other pathologies often found at...
Fasting-mimicking diet shows potential health benefits in mice and people
August 26, 2015
Fasting, the most extreme form of dietary restriction, has been shown to have multiple health benefits in many – but not all – animal models, but may not be a practical or safe long-term intervention for people. A team of...
Recruiting for new Director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research
August 24, 2015
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of...
Study shows that individuals age at different rates
August 10, 2015
Much of the research on human aging has been conducted in animal models and in older people. The Dunedin Study in New Zealand, funded in part by NIA, has taken a different approach, studying a group of 1,037 people born in 1972-73 from birth to age...