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Go4Life: the NIA health education campaign | National ...

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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 part of their daily lives. If you do research with older adults or on senior wellness and health education programs, you might be especially interested in the details of our campaign.

Research Areas | National Institute on Aging

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The National Institute on Agings commitment to the systematic study of the aging brain began with its establishment in 1974, and its support of neuroscience research, including research on Alzheimers disease (AD), has increased dramatically since then. The NIA legislative mandate provides specific authority to support research on AD, establish AD research centers, conduct clinical trials ...

Laboratory of Clinical Investigation | National Institute ...

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Laboratory of Clinical Investigation. The Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) is comprised of 3 Sections with 4 principal investigators. These are as follows: Bioanalytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery Section; Diabetes Section; and Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section. The common theme and thread among these research ...

Caregiving | National Institute on Aging

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Caregiving. Millions of Americans take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. Being a caregiver can be a labor of love, but it can also be stressful. Learn how you can be an effective caregiver while also taking care of yourself. Learn about advance directives, power-of-attorney and more.

NIA Adverse Event and Serious Adverse Event Guidelines

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Adverse Event Form . All AEs experienced by the participant during the time frame specified in the protocol (e.g., from the start of intervention through the end of the study) are to be reported, as outlined in the protocol.

Nerve cell biomarker helps predict mortality risk in older ...

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Nerve cell biomarker helps predict mortality risk in older-age adults. Levels of a nerve cell protein called neurofilament light chain (NfL) more accurately predict remaining lifespan in late life than currently used estimates based on physical and cognitive function, according to a study supported in part by NIA.

What Do We Know About Healthy Aging? | National Institute ...

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Many health problems are connected to being overweight or obese. People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. But data show that for older adults, thinner is not always healthier, either.

Longevity | National Institute on Aging

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NIA announces awards to foster healthy longevity innovations in low-income settings. August 27, 2020.

What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's ...

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The MIND diet focuses on plant-based foods linked to dementia prevention. It encourages eating from 10 healthy food groups: Leafy green vegetables, at least 6 servings/week. Other vegetables, at least 1 serving/day. Berries, at least 2 servings/week. Whole grains, at least 3 servings/day. Fish, 1 serving/week.

Important Information About COVID-19 | Publication ...

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You are visiting the NIA publications ordering portal. To read about this topic online, return to the main National Institute on Aging website.

Healthy Eating | National Institute on Aging

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Healthy Eating. Making a plan to eat healthy can keep you healthy and active for longer. Read these articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and what vitamins and minerals older people need. Use the sample menus to plan your meals and shopping list!

Tips for Improving Communication with Older Patients ...

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Good communication is an important part of the healing process. Effective doctor-patient communication has research-proven benefits: Patients are more likely to adhere to treatment and have better outcomes, they express greater satisfaction with their treatment, and they are less likely to file malpractice suits.

Cataract removal linked to a reduction in dementia risk ...

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Undergoing cataract removal was associated with a lower risk of developing dementia among older adults, according to a new study, supported in part by NIA.

P01: Research Program Project Grants | National Institute ...

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Research Program Project Grants (P01) support broadly based, often multidisciplinary, long-term research programs involving groups of investigators working on research projects that contribute to the overall program objectives. Similar to R01s, the Institute supports P01s in most areas of research relevant to the mission of the Institute. For more information: See Funding Opportunities for ...

Division of Aging Biology | National Institute on Aging

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The Division of Aging Biology promotes and supports research and training on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and age-related pathologies. The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of ...

Blog | National Institute on Aging

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Coming of age: Grow your science, share your data via the NIA AgingResearchBiobankNovember 10, 2021. NIA's AgingResearchBiobank, a state-of-the-art scientific resource, can accelerate your studies plus make it easier to comply with NIH data management and sharing policies. Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG).

A new strategy for Alzheimers disease treatment targets ...

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A new strategy that targets cell-wide protein malfunction shows promise for Alzheimers disease and brain cancers, according to a study published in Nature Communications on Aug. 3. The strategy has been used to create novel biomarkers and therapeutics, with a Phase 2 clinical trial for use in Alzheimers disease already underway.. The scientists behind the study are part of an NIA-funded ...

Compounds In Testing | National Institute on Aging

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Compounds In Testing Each material is given in the diet at the following levels (part per million (PPM) by weight).

Yih-Woei FRIDELL | National Institute on Aging

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Biography. Yih-Woei Fridell, Ph.D., joined the Genetics and Cell Biology Branch in the Division of Aging Biology in 2015 as a program officer managing a research portfolio focused on metabolism, mitochondrial biology and physiology, redox signaling and dietary interventions in the context of aging and healthspan.

Older Drivers | National Institute on Aging

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Stiff Joints and Muscles. As you age, your joints may get stiff, and your muscles may weaken. Arthritis, which is common among older adults, might affect your ability to drive. These changes can make it harder to turn your head to look back, turn the steering wheel quickly, or brake safely. Safe driving tips: