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NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI) The NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI) program provides bio-entrepreneurship training to boost the number of university startups and facilitate more diverse career opportunities for early-career scientists working in the fields of aging and aging-related diseases, including Alzheimer’ s disease.
Sex and Menopause: Treatment for Symptoms. Some women have vaginal dryness when their bodies experience the menopausal transition. This can make sex painful. Women may also experience a tightening of the vaginal opening, burning, itching, and dryness (called vaginal atrophy). Fortunately, there are options for women to address these issues.
On February 22-23, 2021, NIH held a Capstone Research Conference to celebrate ten years of the NIH SOBC Common Fund Program. The conference highlighted innovative examples of behavior change research consistent with SOBC principles from use-inspired basic research to mechanisms-focused intervention science. Renowned national and international experts shared their research findings and visions ...
Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors. Diagnosis, progression, response to treatment, caregiving, and overall quality of life may each be affected by race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status (SES), age, education, occupation, and other as yet unknown lifetime and lifestyle differences.
Animal study tests novel way to influence Alzheimer's-related brain changes Gamma brain waves—electrical charges that help link and process information from all parts of the brain—are known to slow down in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and other neurological or psychiatric disorders. NIH-funded researchers wanted to better understand the relationship between changes in ...
The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is an NIH-funded initiative to develop and validate patient reported outcomes (PROs) for clinical research and practice. P is a set of person-centered measures that evaluates and monitors physical, mental, and social health in adults and children. It can be used with the general population and with individuals living with ...
Download a printable PDF version of the Make Yourself a Priority, Too: Tips for Caregivers infographic (PDF, 715K). Caregiving can be rewarding, but difficult. Learn how you can put yourself back on the priority list. Share this infographic and help spread the word about caring for yourself while caring for others.
A recent NIA-supported study of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease found that sharing elevated amyloid test results with research participants did not cause them to experience significant short-term psychological distress.
Apply for a free 10-week coaching program that provides customized assistance for each step and section of the SBIR or STTR application. Learn how NIA funding is enabling innovation at BioSensics, a small business developing tools that support independence for older adults. Visit the NIH SBIR/STTR website and select “Aging” under the ...
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How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment. On this page: Make a list and prioritize your concerns. Take information with you to the doctor. Consider bringing a family member or friend to the doctor’s visit. Keep your doctor up to date. Be sure you can see and hear as well as possible. Request an interpreter if you need one.
The shingles vaccine is a safe and easy, one-time shot that may keep you from getting shingles. Most people age 60 and older should get vaccinated.
Do you have troubles with eating, no appetite, or difficulty chewing? Get problem-solving suggestions for common barriers to healthy eating.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (PAP) provide information about pharmaceutical companies that offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Medicine Assistance Tool helps connect underinsured people with patient assistance programs for which they may be eligible. This content is provided by the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA).
In heart failure, the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure develops over time as the pumping action of the heart gets weaker, or if it gets more difficult to adequately fill the heart with blood between heartbeats. It can affect either the right, the left, or both sides of the heart.
In an in-depth study of how COVID-19 affects a patient’s brain, National Institutes of Health researchers consistently spotted hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after contracting the disease. In addition, they saw no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in the tissue samples, suggesting the damage was not caused by a direct ...
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About BSR and Staff Listing Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) Director: Lis Nielsen, Ph.D. Deputy Director: Dana J. Plude, Ph.D. Go to BSR research page » The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level.
NIH is in the process of updating its general data-sharing policy from 2003. In the interim, it has developed separate policies on Genome Sharing and on Model Organism Sharing. NIA has also separately developed a policy on Alzheimer’s disease genomic sharing that is related to the broader NIH ...
Eliezer Masliah, M.D., joined the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as Director of the Division of Neuroscience in the summer of 2016. Dr. Masliah received his M.D. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1982. He completed a postgraduate residency training in pathology at the National Institutes of Health in Mexico City in 1986.