Inside NIA Archives: Scientific Resources
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You’re preparing a poster to present at a scientific symposium.
You have an interview with a reporter about a recent publication.
You’re at a family reunion and your aunt asks what you... Read More
Are you studying the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the Alzheimer’s disease research community has a database that gives you access to a broad range of... Read More
International collaboration is vital to advancing Alzheimer’s disease research on multiple fronts, from genetics to biomarkers to translational research.
Just weeks ago, at the Alzheimer’... Read More
I went to medical school at a time when women were just beginning to be seen in large numbers in medicine and science. My class at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was a quarter... Read More
Did you know that the National Institute on Aging has a national health education campaign? Launched in 2011, Go4Life® encourages older adults to reap health benefits by making physical activity... Read More
Looking for genetic, health, and medical data to use in your research? Are you thinking of investigating genetic risks and influences on health conditions, particularly those related to aging but... Read More
The National Institutes of Health puts out a lot of information for researchers. Websites, email newsletters, help desks… we really want to help you find your way to the resources you need.... Read More
Do you struggle to recruit older participants into your research? Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults—especially from underrepresented groups—is challenging, while the need... Read More
The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, or BLSA, is one of the world’s longest running studies of aging. Started in 1958, the BLSA enrolls healthy volunteers ages 20 years and older and... Read More
Last month, the NIA got good news about our budget for fiscal year 2014: $130 million more than last year. We are grateful for this increase. It means that this year there will be more funding than... Read More
The NIA has invested heavily in resources to support the study of aging biology. In part, this is because the resources needed to conduct such research simply don’t exist elsewhere.
Recently,... Read More
Did you know that there’s a new way to search for funded research projects in Alzheimer’s disease?
You can find out who is doing work in your area of interest in the US and other... Read More