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Posted on September 14, 2016 by Eliezer Masliah, Director Division of Neuroscience.

On July 18, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes announced that Dr. Eliezer Masliah had been appointed director of the Division of Neuroscience. Dr. Masliah was previously head of the Experimental... Read More
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This month, NIA is celebrating our second annual Go4Life Month. As part of that celebration, we’re reaching out to our Go4Life® partners and the research community to help us find ways to... Read More
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Posted on August 24, 2016 by John Williams, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Aging Biology.

So you thought your science was already rigorous and reproducible… On October 5, 2015, NIH released new guidelines for implementing rigor and transparency in research project grants.... Read More
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Posted on June 1, 2016 by Nancy Nadon, Program Officer of the Biological Resources Program and Chief, Biological Resources Branch, Division of Aging Biology.

NIA’s Interventions Testing Program (ITP) wants you! We want to expand the involvement of the research community in this unique program that tests compounds for potential drug development. The... Read More
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Posted on May 11, 2016 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

California, here we come! No, we’re not participating in a gold rush, we’re going to the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) next week in Long Beach. We’re... Read More
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Posted on May 4, 2016 by Sergei Romashkan, Chief of the Clinical Trials Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Large-scale clinical trials are expensive. They require a lot of time and money on the part of the investigators. So does preparing an NIH application for a clinical trial. When a promising clinical... Read More
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Posted on April 6, 2016 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Thousands of gene candidates in the human genome have the potential to play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But you are just one scientist. How can you even start... Read More
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Posted on March 9, 2016 by Jonathan W. King, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

In 2009, NIH received its first year of funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). NIA received $275 million over two years in ARRA funds. Overall, these funds were used to... Read More
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Posted on January 27, 2016 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Every week, the NIA blog brings you important information on funding, grants, scientific resources, and other topics of interest to researchers. Is there a particular topic you’d like us to... Read More
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Posted on December 16, 2015 by John Williams, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Aging Biology.

We all know that exercise and physical activity is good for us. Regular physical activity helps just about everything—from cardiovascular health to weight loss to blood sugar control to bone... Read More
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Posted on December 9, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Those of you with really long memories for a forgettable blog will remember that I raised a question at the end of that post: Could a policy affecting all investigators (the NIH policy change to... Read More
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Posted on December 2, 2015 by Nalini Raghavachari, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

We know that aging is influenced by how genetic and environmental factors interact, with genetics contributing substantially to healthy aging and exceptional longevity in people in current... Read More
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Posted on November 4, 2015 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

If you’ve been away from the lab for a while—caring for young children or aging parents, recovering from serious illness or injury, or serving in the military, to name just a few possible... Read More
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Posted on October 28, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Two recent blog posts illustrate the complex challenge to NIA in its current budget planning. On the one hand, we have launched a substantial “short-term, high-priority” R56 award program... Read More
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Posted on October 21, 2015 by Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience.

Imagine having access to more than 100 measures that can be used as a common currency across diverse study designs and settings. Imagine being able to evaluate participants in clinical studies with... Read More
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Posted on October 14, 2015 by Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience.

In May 2015, the NIA released RFA-16-009, “Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research.” This RFA uses the R24 mechanism to build networks and enhance research infrastructure for... Read More
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Posted on October 7, 2015 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Our nation is focused as never before on investing resources—in time, talent, and treasure—to find effective treatments for this devastating disorder called Alzheimer’s disease (AD... Read More
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Go4Life® is NIA’s national exercise and physical activity campaign for people 50+ which seeks to empower older adults to become more physically active. In September 2015, we celebrate our... Read More
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Posted on August 19, 2015 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses... Read More
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Posted on June 24, 2015 by Nina Silverberg, Assistant Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience.

If you’re struggling to recruit enough participants for your study, you are not alone. When time, staff, and other recruitment resources are limited, this can be a tough problem. How can you... Read More
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NIA is supporting a unique new website—the Gateway to Global Aging Data—that enables cross-national comparisons of the health, social, and economic status of older people. If you haven... Read More
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Posted on May 13, 2015 by Basil Eldadah, Chief of the Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Pepper Centers—a chain of spice shops?! Maybe. But at NIA, when we talk about Pepper Centers, we mean our prized centers of excellence in geriatrics research. They support biomedical research... Read More
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Posted on April 8, 2015 by Suzana Petanceska, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience.

The explosion of Big Data promises to transform biomedical research, but all too often researchers are stymied by limited access to these complex biomedical data sets. To overcome some of these... Read More
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Posted on December 17, 2014 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Identifying the genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is of course no easy task. From among the thousands of gene candidates in the human genome, we need to determine... Read More
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Posted on November 19, 2014 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Every week, the NIA blog brings you important information on funding, grants, scientific resources, and other topics of interest to researchers. Have a question you’d like us to cover? Let us... Read More
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