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  • Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s model in petri dish points to amyloid as disease trigger
    October 16, 2014

    NIA-supported researchers recently developed an innovative method to culture human brain cells in the laboratory and then modeled, for the first time, the cascade of cellular changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease...

  • Blog post - Musings of a newbie Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
    October 9, 2014

    What does a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) do, exactly? What do SROs work on, whom do they work with, and what are they responsible for? Kimberly Firth, a new Scientific Review Officer for NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities, provides...

  • Loss of the sense of smell may predict mortality risk among older people
    October 2, 2014

    Frailty and dementia often signal increased risk for mortality among older people. But can the loss of olfaction—the sense of smell—also be a significant indicator of mortality risk? An NIH-supported study involving thousands of older...

  • Blog post – NIAGADS! We have data!
    October 1, 2014

    Are you interested in the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the NIA has a database that gives you access to a broad range of genetics and genomics data? It’s called the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease...

  • Blog post – oh, what a year it was!
    September 24, 2014

    During the fiscal year 2014, NIA was affected by a number of events and challenges. As the fiscal year winds down, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the Division of Extramural Activities, looks back on the changes and surprises that occurred, including...

  • Blog post - we appreciate postdocs
    September 18, 2014

    Every third week in September, the NIA celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This week’s blog post thanks postdocs for their vital contributions to aging research. The post, by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, a postdoc with NIA’s...

  • Increased brain activity may compensate for amyloid pathology in older brains
    September 15, 2014

    Researchers have long wondered why some older people remain cognitively normal despite having abnormal levels of beta-amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. While research has shown that older adults with Mild Cognitive...

  • Blog post - to resubmit or not?
    September 10, 2014

    The NIH announced a change in grant application resubmission policy in April. With the policy change, investigators now have a real choice when it comes to revising a grant application that is not funded. A new NIA blog post may assist these...

  • Learn about participating in Alzheimer’s research in new NIH booklet
    September 10, 2014

    Many people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s wonder how they can help combat this devastating disease. Volunteering to participate in research is one powerful way. Right now, at least 70,000 volunteers are needed for more than 150 active...

  • Blog post - A new generation of early career researchers in aging
    August 27, 2014

    Every summer, early career researchers from diverse backgrounds come from all over the U.S. to spend a week at the National Institute on Aging’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. They explore the best of NIA’s science, learn about...

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