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  • Kidney disease newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth
    April 2, 2008

    Information about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health Web site designed especially for seniors. Consumers can visit http://nihseniorhealth.gov/kidneydisease/toc.html...

  • Americans living longer, enjoying greater health and prosperity, but important disparities remain, says federal report
    March 27, 2008

    Average life expectancy continues to increase, and today’s older Americans enjoy better health and financial security than any previous generation. However, rates of gain are inconsistent between the genders and across age brackets, income...

  • Mild cognitive impairment can impact medical decision-making
    March 11, 2008

    Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may, in addition to their cognitive impairment, have functional limitations that diminish their ability to make decisions about medical treatment. Researchers at the National Institute on Aging-funded...

  • Survey looks at gene expression in the human brain
    March 11, 2008

    A team led by researchers from the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA's) Laboratory of Neurogenetics conducted a genome-wide association study using genotype and transcriptome* expression arrays to study gene expression in the human brain...

  • Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults' driving performance
    March 11, 2008

    Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults’ driving performance, decreasing on-road errors by more than one-third, suggests National Institute on Aging-sponsored research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The...

  • Research shows that practice constraints can impact dementia care
    March 11, 2008

    Limited time, limited reimbursement, and other health care barriers may lead to challenges when treating dementia patients, according to a study by the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San...

  • Study shows association of glucose metabolism with family history of Alzheimer's
    March 11, 2008

    Cognitively normal people with a maternal family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) show reductions in their cerebral glucose metabolism in the same brain areas as those seen in people who have been diagnosed with AD, according to an National...

  • Scientists weigh mechanisms, effects of calorie restriction
    March 1, 2008

    Back in 1934, dust storms rolled across the Great Plains, Anything Goes premiered on Broadway, the New Deal was still new, and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise. During that year, too, scientists at Cornell University observed that lab rats fed a...

  • Necessity: The mother of invention
    March 1, 2008

    Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. Ken Nixon and his two brothers have demonstrated the truth of that adage, in their case inventing an innovative way to help meet the daily needs of their mother who had Alzheimer’s...

  • SardiNIA Project steps up global research in genetics, aging
    March 1, 2008

    In a 10-year, NIA-funded collaboration, U.S. and Italian investigators are conducting genetic research on the scenic Mediterranean island of Sardinia. One autumn day in 1995, Giuseppe Pilia, M.D., Ph.D.*, then a post-doctoral fellow in the...

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