How are we doing? Researchers aim to measure national well-being
December 2, 2004
A new research tool developed by an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and economists could help social scientists more accurately evaluate how well individuals and society are faring. The method offers a new way to characterize the daily life...
Diabetes among older adults imposed an estimated $133.5 billion cost in 1990's
November 15, 2004
Sick days, disability, early retirement, and premature death of diabetic Americans born between 1931 and 1941 cost the country almost $133.5 billion by the year 2000, according to a new estimate by researchers with the University of Michigan (U-M)...
NIA establishes new demography centers to enhance knowledge about older Americans
October 26, 2004
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established four new Centers on the Demography of Aging at Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of North Carolina, and Pennsylvania State...
Six new Roybal Centers for applied gerontology established by National Institute on Aging
October 26, 2004
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the establishment of six new Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology. The Centers—at Indiana University, Princeton...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
October 22, 2004
An international research team, led by scientists at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), has discovered a gene, which when mutated, causes Parkinson’s disease in some families. Although Parkinson’s disease is usually not inherited,...
Scientists detect two decision-making pathways in human brain
October 15, 2004
In a classic Aesop fable, the Ant diligently stores food for the upcoming winter, while the Grasshopper lounges in the summer sun oblivious to the impending change of season. Like the characters in this tale, people are often torn between...
National Institute on Aging, industry launch partnership, $60 million Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
October 13, 2004
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) in conjunction with other Federal agencies, private companies and organizations today launched a $60 million, 5-year public-private partnership—the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative—...
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative questions and answers
October 13, 2004
What is the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative? The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is a $60 million, 5-year public-private partnership to test whether serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron...
Health, retirement needs challenge an aging America
September 28, 2004
NEW YORK—The National Institute on Aging (NIA) gathered eminent researchers September 28 to discuss with journalists, “How can we prepare to meet the challenges of an aging population?” The answers, at least according to this NIA-...
Synthetic prion causes neurological disease in mice
July 29, 2004
Scientists have produced a prion protein that can trigger the development of a neurological disorder in mice that is similar to “mad cow” disease, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the...