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  • 2010 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
    May 21, 2011

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2011) NIA intramural research fellows represent the best and brightest students from across the United States and worldwide. The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE...

  • Largest genetic study to date in Parkinson’s disease reveals risk genes
    February 19, 2011

    Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder, was historically considered a nongenetic disease. Now, in the largest genome-wide association study to date of Parkinson’s disease, scientists show genetics play a...

  • VA expands caregiver support program developed by NIA-funded researchers
    February 15, 2011

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding support nationally to caregivers of veterans with Alzheimer’s disease with a program developed by NIA-funded researchers. The REACH VA (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Poverty and race as risk factors for kidney disease in African Americans
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Poverty may predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans but not whites according to a study recently conducted by investigators at the NIA, Johns Hopkins...

  • Come dance with me
    December 1, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2010) Some people remember their high school prom as the perfect party to celebrate the end of an era. Others do not fondly recall their evening. For older adults living in or...

  • Allopregnanolone reverses memory loss in mouse model of Alzheimer's
    June 15, 2010

    Allopregnanolone, a metabolite of the hormone progesterone that is made in the central nervous system, reversed neurological decline and improved performance on memory tests in 3-month-old mice with characteristics of Alzheimer's...

  • Mental lapses, daytime sleepiness may be factors to consider when diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
    June 15, 2010

    Cognitive fluctuations are common in people who have dementia with Lewy bodies, but they have rarely been assessed in people with Alzheimer's disease. According to one new study, such fluctuations do occur with Alzheimer's disease...

  • Cultural differences may influence informant reports of cognitive impairment and dementia
    June 15, 2010

    African-American family members and other informants are less likely than are their white counterparts to report mild cognitive impairment in people who are cognitively impaired but not demented (CIND), NIA-funded research shows. The...

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