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  • Largest genetic study to date in Parkinson’s disease reveals risk genes
    February 19, 2011

    Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder, was historically considered a nongenetic disease. Now, in the largest genome-wide association study to date of Parkinson’s disease, scientists show genetics play a...

  • VA expands caregiver support program developed by NIA-funded researchers
    February 15, 2011

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer’s disease with a program developed by NIA-funded researchers. The REACH VA (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Cultural differences may influence informant reports of cognitive impairment and dementia
    June 15, 2010

    African-American family members and other informants are less likely than are their white counterparts to report mild cognitive impairment in people who are cognitively impaired but not demented (CIND), NIA-funded research shows. The...

  • More research needed on ways to prevent Alzheimer's, panel finds
    June 15, 2010

    More rigorous and long-term studies are needed before specific life style measures to prevent Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline can be recommended, according to an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health...

  • Stronger muscles linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's
    June 15, 2010

    Older adults with strong muscles are at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment than their weaker peers, researchers report in Archives of Neurology. The study builds on previous research showing a...

  • Subjective cognitive impairment could be precursor of further decline
    June 15, 2010

    The cognitive health of older adults with “subjective cognitive impairment” (SCI) declined faster and further than that of people without SCI over a period of years, a recent study found. The study suggests that very early,...

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