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  • More findings link obesity and dementia
    October 15, 2009

    An article in the Spring 2009 issue of Connections (Is a Big Belly Bad for the Brain? Examining Body Fat's Ties to Dementia) described research into links between obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. The article...

  • Story Corps participants and facilitator
    Commemorating people with Alzheimer's disease: The Story Corps memory loss initiative
    October 1, 2009

    The room is comfortable and softly lit. A woman and older man sit facing each other at a small table. A third person performs a sound check and adjusts the participants’ microphones. She shares reminders for the session: This...

  • Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Laboratory for Brain
    Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative generates promising early findings
    October 1, 2009

    Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease begins to take root decades before its initial symptoms appear. One of the great challenges for researchers is to pinpoint the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s before it can start to...

  • H B O billboard for The Alzheimer's Project in Times Square
    The award-winning The Alzheimer's Project reaches millions, continues to provide educational resources
    October 1, 2009

    Critics and viewers agree: The Alzheimer’s Project documentary series is television worth watching. The four-part film series, co-presented by HBO Documentary Films and NIA/NIH in association with the Alzheimer’s Association...

  • Dr. Marie Bernard
    A Conversation With... Dr. Marie Bernard
    May 15, 2009

    On Oct. 12, 2008, Dr. Marie Bernard joined the NIA as Deputy Director. She previously held the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine and served as professor and chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine...

  • SIRT1 repairs DNA but leads to age-related gene expression in mice
    May 12, 2009

    Scientists have found a mechanism involving the protein SIRT1 that links DNA damage with age-related changes in gene expression. The study in mice has striking parallels with findings from studies of a similar mechanism in yeast. Past...

  • Smallpox vaccine confers longtime immunity
    May 12, 2009

    The threat of smallpox resulting from bioterrorism has prompted a reassessment of the current population’s level of immunity. A recent study by researchers in the NIA’s Intramural Research Program shows that older adults who...

  • Bone remodeling protein works indirectly through gut
    May 12, 2009

    The protein Lrp5, long known to play a critical role in bone remodeling, appears to exert its effects through the gut, not directly through the bone, as previously thought, according to preclinical research published in Cell. The findings...

  • Hormone therapy linked to brain shrinkage
    May 12, 2009

    Two recent imaging studies shed light on how menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) may affect the brains of older women. Previous studies showed that MHT increased the likelihood that older women would have difficulty with thinking skills and...

  • PET scans with PiB show beta-amyloid in brains of cognitively normal older adults
    May 12, 2009

    Two recent NIA-funded studies used novel imaging techniques to explore the possible connection between the buildup of beta-amyloid protein deposits in the brains in living people and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD)....

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