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  • 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...

  • scientist in lab
    New grants boost Alzheimer's research
    June 1, 2010

    Recovery Act Funds New, Ongoing Projects Alzheimer's disease researchers across the nation have an infusion of new grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). More than 100 Alzheimer's-related projects, ranging from...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Hospice—Not a black and white decision
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) Hospice care, for many people, is intimately tied to this country’s growing discussion about end-of-life care. Understanding different communities’ knowledge...

  • Supporting senior independence—National Institute on Aging’s Pepper Centers
    May 15, 2010

    (Published in LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2010) The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs, also sometimes referred to as Pepper Centers) were established over 20 years ago to “increase...

  • Carol Greider in her lab at Johns Hopkins
    Cells, aging, and disease: Nobel winner paves way for treatment research
    April 1, 2010

    Nobel Prize winner Dr. Carol W. Greider didn’t set out to find the secrets of healthy aging or a cure for cancer and other serious diseases. But her basic research of the past 25 years, focusing on the structure and function of...

  • Dr. Felipe Sierra
    A conversation with... Dr. Felipe Sierra
    April 1, 2010

    Dr. Felipe Sierra, Director of the NIA’s Division of Aging Biology since 2006, recently sat down with NIA writer Megan Homer to talk about the division and exciting prospects in aging research. Can you tell me a little bit about...

  • Study presents new data on prostate cancer screening in older men
    March 15, 2010

    The appropriate age at which to end prostate cancer screening is controversial, with different organizations issuing different recommendations. Data from a new study suggest that screening might be safely discontinued in men ages 75 and...

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