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  • Innovative programs to be tested for Alzheimer's disease caregivers
    November 30, 1995

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) today announced a major initiative to develop and test new ways for families and friends to manage the daily activities and the stresses of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease. Investigators at six...

  • Use of certain calcium channel blockers by the elderly questioned
    November 1, 1995

    The use of certain types of calcium channel blocking drugs for treating hypertension in older people is being called into question by scientists at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Their new analysis is among the first to examine the risks of...

  • A new tool for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
    October 6, 1995

    Monitoring levels of the protein tau in cerebrospinal fluid may be a useful diagnostic tool for early detection of mild Alzheimer's disease. The recent publication of several papers on the subject, including one in the October, 1995 issue of the...

  • Federal panel offers recommendations for research on aging
    August 31, 1995

    Recommendations for priorities in future research on aging are included in a new report from the Federal Task Force on Aging Research. The panel, convened under congressional mandate, points to major potential scientific advances in the field --...

  • Will latest genetic discovery solve the Alzheimer's disease riddle?
    August 17, 1995

    Scientists have found a fourth gene that is linked to Alzheimer's disease and National Institute on Aging (NIA) neuroscientist Dr. Creighton Phelps believes that this latest gene discovery may yield crucial clues to the molecular underpinnings...

  • Loss of immune function with aging may be reversible or preventable
    July 10, 1995

    Scientists have gained important new insights into the underlying causes of age-related changes in the immune system which lead to decreased immune function and increased vulnerability to infectious diseases in older people. In an article published...

  • NIA establishes new centers to develop cutting edge basic biological research
    April 30, 1995

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) today announced the establishment of three Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging. The centers -- at the University of Michigan, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,...

  • Can tree bark help coronary heart disease patients?
    March 13, 1995

    A novel drug derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree may help prevent renarrowing of arteries after balloon angioplasty, a common medical procedure used to treat coronary artery disease, especially after heart attacks. Scientists at the...

  • Hypothesis for cause of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease proposed
    May 23, 1994

    An unexpected discovery by researchers at The National Institutes of Health (NIH), may help to explain how Alzheimer's disease causes memory loss. The research shows that beta amyloid, a common protein in the brain, can make cell membranes leak...

  • Similar disease mechanisms found in both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
    April 20, 1994

    Alzheimer's disease and adult-onset diabetes, two of the most prevalent diseases of the aging population, may share a common disease mechanism, namely amyloid fibril formation, according to a new finding by National Institute on Aging (NIA)...