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  • Blog post - NIA interim payline update
    December 11, 2013

    Each year, the National Institute on Aging publishes a funding policy for medical research grant applications. This policy is of great interest to scientists and researchers seeking funding and others in the research community. The interim funding...

  • Report details value of information on subjective well-being
    December 5, 2013

    A new report sponsored by the National Institute on Aging at NIH and the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council and produced by the National Research Council, suggested that national surveys might begin to seek information on “...

  • NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer’s disease
    December 2, 2013

    Researchers can now freely access the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today. The ADSP is one of the first projects undertaken under...

  • NIH researchers find vitamin D binding protein may help to assess vitamin D deficiency in African and white Americans
    November 21, 2013

    Measuring vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) may be important for accurately determining vitamin D deficiency, especially among African Americans, reports a team of researchers led by the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in the November 21, 2013...

  • Blog post - support for researchers from diverse backgrounds
    November 20, 2013

    NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard has a new blog post about mentoring networks, funding opportunities, and support for researchers from diverse backgrounds. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior...

  • NIA meets with other federal agencies to address the problem of COPD
    November 18, 2013

    November is COPD Awareness Month and NIA staff and representatives of several other NIH ICs and agencies participated in a recent federal workshop on the disease. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the third leading cause of death in...

  • Diabetes drug increases lifespan of male mice, shows smaller effect in females
    November 15, 2013

    Researchers leading the National Institute on Aging’s Intervention Testing Program (ITP) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio...

  • NIA seeks Senior Public Health Advisor
    November 14, 2013

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently recruiting for a Senior Public Health Advisor position. ABOUT THE NIA: The NIA conducts, fosters, and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training pertaining to the aging...

  • Blog post - moving research forward: creativity amid constraints
    November 13, 2013

    The National Institute on Aging, like the rest of the NIH, faces a downturn in support for scientific research. In a new blog post, NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes explains how the sequester and the government shutdown have changed operations,...

  • NIH-supported study identifies 11 new Alzheimer’s disease risk genes
    November 1, 2013

    An international group of researchers has identified 11 new genes that offer important new insights into the disease pathways involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The highly collaborative effort involved scanning the DNA of over 74,000 volunteers...

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