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  • Blog post - MDs are not applying for K awards
    June 4, 2014

    The NIA and the NIH have noticed that fewer physicians with MD degrees are applying for certain kinds of grants: career development awards, or K awards. These career development grants provide funding, help scientists set aside time to dedicate to...

  • NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people
    June 4, 2014

    Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well....

  • NIH researchers find Resveratrol helps protect against cardiovascular disease in animal study
    June 3, 2014

    Resveratrol, a compound found in nuts, grapes, and wine, may protect against certain cardiovascular problems, according to an NIA study in nonhuman primates. Specifically, researchers found resveratrol prevented arterial stiffening and inflammation...

  • Recent NIA Grants (as of 6/2014)
    June 3, 2014

    Here are some of the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as mechanisms of cerebral artery dysfunction with aging, analysis of long-term care in America, improving medication safety for...

  • Registration open - June 4 webinar announcing major new study
    June 3, 2014

    Register now for the June 4 webinar. Every year roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most...

  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 2, 2014

    NIA Director Richard J. Hodes discusses NIA's budget increase of $130 million for FY 2014. Welcome to this issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR, our periodic update on NIA policies, programs,...

  • Alzheimer’s research news featured in spring 2014 Connections
    May 30, 2014

    The Spring 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR), a new push...

  • Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older people
    May 27, 2014

    A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance, perhaps the single most important factor in whether vulnerable older people can maintain their independence, a study has...

  • Blog post - small business funding
    May 22, 2014

    Most government funding agencies, including the NIH, have special pots of money reserved for small businesses. Dr. M-D Kerns, Small Business Program Coordinator in the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, has a new blog post about this funding....

  • Number of Alzheimer’s deaths found to be underreported
    May 22, 2014

    Official mortality figures may have substantially underreported deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 show two recent studies supported in part by NIA. Underreporting of Alzheimer’s as a cause of death on death certificates is a well...

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