Financial incentives can increase the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs
May 15, 2015
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death despite the implementation of national policies, behavioral programs, and pharmacological treatments that have helped decrease smoking rates in the US. One promising line of research...
People with memory complaints, Alzheimer’s risk gene show early biological signs of disease
May 15, 2015
Cognitively normal older adults who report memory problems and have a genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease also have biological evidence of brain changes associated with the disease, a new NIA-funded study reports. The findings...
NIH summit delivers recommendations to transform Alzheimer’s disease research
May 1, 2015
The National Institutes of Health released recommendations today that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease research agenda. Developed at the recent Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to...
Read latest Connections newsletter for Alzheimer’s research news
April 24, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Get a recap of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015,...
Bethune-Cookman University hosts inaugural Caregiver Symposium
April 21, 2015
The Bethune-Cookman University Petrock College of Health Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL hosted their first Caregivers Symposium. Dr. Vanessa Jones Briscoe, Department Chair for Aging Studies, acknowledges that with the “graying” of America...
In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.
April 17, 2015
Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., director of NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research, died on April 16, 2015. He was 72. Dr. Suzman possessed an unrivaled vision, energy and determination that helped transform the behavioral and social...
Heart disease and multimorbidity information available online
April 15, 2015
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S., but it doesn’t occur in isolation. A new website—http://www.accagsniamultimorbidityworkshop.com—now provides the latest information on how to...
Institute of Medicine releases report on cognitive aging
April 14, 2015
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for increased research on assessing and maintaining cognitive health in older adults. The report, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, released April 14,...
GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) announcement for Dr. Luigi Ferrucci's Seminar on May 7, 2015
April 8, 2015
Subject: Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, May 7 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar (Open to the Public) When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Where: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Title: "Is Inflammation a Hallmark...
NIH to estimate total funding needs for Alzheimer’s research
April 7, 2015
Special research budget will go to President, Congress NIH's "bypass budget" will estimate the total research costs of treating and preventing Alzheimer's. NIH is preparing a budget...