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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NIA blog off to a good start
    September 30, 2013

    Launched in May 2013, Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers is gaining subscribers and becoming a must-read NIA resource in just a few short months. With weekly posts on NIA funding policy and priorities, tips for grant-seekers, and program...

  • NIH seeking strategies for multiple chronic conditions in older people
    September 30, 2013

    Clinicians treating older patients know that most have multiple chronic conditions, or MCCs, for which they receive multiple interventions. In fact, about 75 percent of people 65 and older have two or more chronic conditions—such as...

  • 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...

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