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  • Creativity, aging, and health meeting sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, Society for the Arts in Healthcare
    April 5, 2004

    Among its many symptoms, dementia robs people of their verbal skills but certain types of dementia can also release extraordinary abilities to draw, paint, or sculpt, according to Bruce L. Miller, M.D., noted behavioral neurologist at the University...

  • Study identifies predictors of Alzheimer's disease longevity
    April 5, 2004

    It's among the first questions asked after someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease: “What can we expect?” It's a tough question that has been difficult to answer. But a new study suggests that assessing several key...

  • Using marketing principles to improve clinical trial recruitment
    April 1, 2004

    Successfully recruiting participants for clinical trials is a challenge that crosses all medical disciplines, but is particularly difficult in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. The nature of the disease, the need to recruit a...

  • New eggs continue to develop in adult mice
    March 10, 2004

    Contrary to long-held scientific views that the number of oocytes (eggs) in the ovaries of most mammals is fixed at birth, scientists report that new oocyte-containing follicles continue to develop in the ovaries of adult mice. The research suggests...

  • NIH asks participants in Women's Health Initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills, begin follow-up phase
    March 2, 2004

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instructed participants in the estrogen-alone study of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a large multi-center trial, to stop taking their study pills and to begin the follow-up phase of the study....

  • Low free testosterone levels linked to Alzheimer's disease in older men
    January 26, 2004

    Older men with lower levels of free, or unbound, testosterone circulating in their bloodstreams could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) than their peers, according to new research. This prospective observational study is...

  • Three new members named to the NACA
    January 22, 2004

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced the appointment of three new members to the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), the group that advises the National Institute on Aging (NIA) on the...

  • NIA statement on IOM testosterone report
    November 12, 2003

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) commends the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its thoughtful report evaluating the pros and cons of conducting clinical trials of testosterone replacement in older men. The NIA appreciates the effort and care...

  • NIA statement on IOM testosterone report
    November 12, 2003

    What is testosterone? Testosterone is a vital sex hormone that plays an important role in puberty. But contrary to what some people believe, testosterone isn’t exclusively a male hormone. Women produce small amounts of it in their bodies as...

  • NIH Launches
    October 23, 2003

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today launched ( ), a new talking web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people. The senior friendly site takes advantage of...