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  • Blog post - Alzheimer’s disease research & the U.S. NIH: what’s new?
    July 30, 2014

    International collaboration is vital to advancing Alzheimer’s disease research, from genetics to biomarkers to translational research. In a new blog post, Dr. Neil Buckholtz, Director of the Division of Neuroscience at NIA, speaks about his...

  • NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
    July 27, 2014

    Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. The study, published in Nature Genetics, was...

  • Blog post - new funding for health disparities research
    July 23, 2014

    New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty members...

  • Blog post - women of color and career advancement
    July 16, 2014

    Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National Institute...

  • Landmark A4 Alzheimer's prevention trial now enrolling
    July 9, 2014

    Healthy older adults age 65 to 85 with normal memory but who may be at risk of Alzheimer’s are invited to participate in a major clinical trial to prevent or delay the disease. The trial—Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer...

  • NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s disease genome
    July 7, 2014

    Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease, analyzing how genome sequences—the order of chemical letters in a cell’s DNA...

  • NIH reports on recent Alzheimer’s research advances
    July 7, 2014

    2013-2014 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report Available Online A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer’s disease research advances and new initiatives. Issued...

  • Hyperthermia: Too hot for your health
    July 2, 2014

    During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate...

  • 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
    July 2, 2014

    NIA co-hosting 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias The National Institute on Aging, Administration for Community Living, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to host a free...

  • NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers
    June 30, 2014

    While rates of smoking and excessive drinking have declined among older Americans, prevalence of chronic disease has risen, and many older Americans are unprepared to afford the costs of long-term care in a nursing home, according to a report from...

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