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  • scientist in lab
    New grants boost Alzheimer's research
    June 1, 2010

    Recovery Act Funds New, Ongoing Projects Alzheimer's disease researchers across the nation have an infusion of new grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). More than 100 Alzheimer's-related projects, ranging from...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Carol Greider in her lab at Johns Hopkins
    Cells, aging, and disease: Nobel winner paves way for treatment research
    April 1, 2010

    Nobel Prize winner Dr. Carol W. Greider didn’t set out to find the secrets of healthy aging or a cure for cancer and other serious diseases. But her basic research of the past 25 years, focusing on the structure and function of...

  • Dr. Felipe Sierra
    A conversation with... Dr. Felipe Sierra
    April 1, 2010

    Dr. Felipe Sierra, Director of the NIA’s Division of Aging Biology since 2006, recently sat down with NIA writer Megan Homer to talk about the division and exciting prospects in aging research. Can you tell me a little bit about...

  • High conscientiousness, low neuroticism predict better health in older couples
    March 15, 2010

    A high degree of conscientiousness—the tendency to follow societal norms, plan, and be task and goal directed—has been shown to predict better physical health and functioning. In a recent study by researchers at the University...

  • Personality a factor in longevity and healthy aging
    March 15, 2010

    Specific personality characteristics may be important to successful aging, according to researchers who studied a group of adult children of centenarians. Other studies have shown that these personality traits promote good health and...

  • Genetic mutations transform cell type to prolong life in roundworm
    March 15, 2010

    In humans, genetic mutations usually lead to diseases or increased risk of them. But in the C. elegans roundworm, an induced mutation enabled a longer life span through the surprising transformation of “mortal” somatic cells...

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