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  • National Alzheimer’s Project Act update
    December 23, 2013

    Advisory Council considers brave new world of "big data" “Big data”—the collection and analysis of large, complex data sets—is both a boon and a challenge to Alzheimer’s researchers, according to...

  • Dr. Reisa Sperling, principal investigator, A4 Trial
    New clinical trials to test Alzheimer’s drugs
    December 23, 2013

    Participant enrollment to start in early 2014 Two new clinical trials funded largely by NIA—a major Alzheimer’s prevention study and a test of a promising insulin therapy in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild...

  • Report details value of information on subjective well-being
    December 5, 2013

    A new report sponsored by the National Institute on Aging at NIH and the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council and produced by the National Research Council, suggested that national surveys might begin to seek information on “...

  • NIH researchers find vitamin D binding protein may help to assess vitamin D deficiency in African and white Americans
    November 21, 2013

    Measuring vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) may be important for accurately determining vitamin D deficiency, especially among African Americans, reports a team of researchers led by the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in the November 21...

  • Diabetes drug increases lifespan of male mice, shows smaller effect in females
    November 15, 2013

    Researchers leading the National Institute on Aging’s Intervention Testing Program (ITP) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at...

  • Aging with HIV: Responding to an emerging challenge
    September 30, 2013

    The development of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection in the 1990s is one of modern medicine’s most dramatic success stories. Once effectively a death sentence, HIV infection can now be considered a...

  • Register now for “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease,” October 30–31
    September 30, 2013

    Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease,” taking place on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD, October 30–31,...

  • NAPA update
    September 30, 2013

    Advisory Council reviews progress at July meeting The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services met in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2013. Dr. Ronald Petersen chaired the meeting, which included an update on the...

  • A conversation with… Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    September 30, 2013

    Dr. Neil Buckholtz is the director of the Division of Neuroscience at the NIA. The Division fosters and supports extramural and collaborative research and training to further the understanding of neural and behavioral processes associated...

  • Recent NIA Grants
    September 30, 2013

    Take a look at the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as telomere replication and genome stability, awards to Pepper Older American Independence Centers, how synaptic...

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