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  • NIA launches new blog for research community
    May 15, 2013

    Get the inside scoop on National Institute on Aging grants and training opportunities, events, research priorities, and policy changes. Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers launched May 15, 2013. It features weekly posts on topics of...

  • NIH researchers find gene affects fertility in mice
    May 14, 2013

    Increasing activity of a single gene--FOXO3--increases fertility by 31 to 49 percent in female mice, report researchers at the National Institute on Aging, NIH. Variants of the FOXO3 gene have been previously associated with longevity in...

  • Medicaid study links insurance to reduced depression and financial strain, but no increase in health
    May 10, 2013

    An analysis of 2 years of data from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment showed that Medicaid coverage reduced rates of depression and overall financial strain on participating individuals, but did not yield improvements in overall...

  • Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
    April 15, 2013

    A variant of a gene involved in cholesterol and lipid production is associated with significantly higher risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans than in non-Hispanic whites of European ancestry, a recent study...

  • New ADNI studies seek volunteers with memory concerns, and Vietnam veterans
    March 28, 2013

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s, is seeking volunteers for two new studies. For the first study, researchers are recruiting people 65 to 90 years old with...

  • New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
    March 28, 2013

    People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this devastating disease. Many also wish to take action in the fight against the disease. Now, a...

  • Analysis finds gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s amyloid deposition
    March 5, 2013

    NIA-supported researchers combined images of the brains of older people with Alzheimer’s or at risk for the disease with their genetic data to find a previously unknown link between the gene for butyrlcholinesterase (BCHE) and beta-...

  • Budget update
    February 28, 2013

    As the fiscal year 2013 budget discussions are underway on Capitol Hill, the NIA continues to support research and manage Institute funding. As many of you know, NIA is operating on a 6-month Continuing Resolution (CR), which provided $313...

  • A Conversation with…Dr. Luigi Ferrucci
    February 28, 2013

    In May 2011, NIA appointed internationally known gerontologist and epidemiologist Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., as scientific director. Dr. Ferrucci originally joined the NIA in 2002 to serve as chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section and...

  • Increasing enrollment in Alzheimer’s disease, other clinical trials
    January 31, 2013

    The goals of the new National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease include increasing recruitment into clinical trials for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a first step, NIA is seeking information on Increasing Enrollment in...

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