Nations gather to coordinate global dementia research
April 7, 2015
NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes addresses participants at the WHO global dementia conference. NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes joined health ministers, leading scientists, and advocates from around the...
Summit sets the path ahead for Alzheimer's treatment, prevention
April 7, 2015
More than 500 leading researchers and dedicated advocates gathered at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention with one goal in mind—to ramp up a scientific agenda aimed at treating and preventing...
Find information about volunteering for Alzheimer's clinical trials and studies
March 23, 2015
Researchers are making great advances in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But it will take many people, including older adults, volunteering for research studies and trials to help...
Physical activity associated with fewer aging brain-related movement problems
March 16, 2015
Age-related brain lesions known as white matter hyperintensities (WMH) have been linked to movement problems and disabilities in late life. A recent study suggests that physically active older people may have fewer movement problems caused by WMH....
NIH-funded researchers identify drugs to eliminate senescent cells in mice, improving health and function
March 9, 2015
Researchers led by a team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have identified a new class of drugs called “senolytics” that target and kill aged—senescent—cells in mice. The team also found that a single dose of...
Studying both sexes with NIH's National Institute on Aging's Interventions Testing Program
March 4, 2015
Dr. Nancy Nadon, lead scientist for NIA’s Intervention Testing Program, discusses the importance of using female, along with male, mice when determining the effects of compounds on health and longevity.
NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery
March 4, 2015
A National Institutes of Health-led public-private partnership to transform and accelerate drug development achieved a significant milestone today with the launch of a new Alzheimer’s Big Data portal—including delivery of the first wave...
New opportunities for aging research found in turquoise killifish
February 27, 2015
Animal models are an essential resource in the research enterprise. Studies in flies, worms, mice, and even yeast, have led to breakthroughs in treating major health problems in humans, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. These animals are...
Blog post - Alzheimer's disease funding: interim update on payline
February 25, 2015
The NIA announces an updated funding policy with important new information for Alzheimer’s disease researchers seeking grants. This year, fiscal year 2015, the NIA received an additional $25 million for research on Alzheimer’s disease....
Researchers develop “epigenetic clock” to measure aging in Down syndrome
February 23, 2015
Researchers at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine recently published the first study that provides definitive evidence that people with Down syndrome age at a faster rate. In the Feb. 9, 2015, online issue of Aging Cell, researchers led by...