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Inside NIA Archives: 06/2017

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Basil Eldadah, Chief of the Geriatrics Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

The NIH Annual Pain Consortium Symposium took place on May 30 and June 1 on the NIH campus this year. The annual meeting, which highlights current knowledge and advances in pain research supported by... Read More
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Posted on June 7, 2017 by Marcel Salive, Program Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Do you know the difference between an explanatory and a pragmatic clinical trial? Many researchers are familiar with explanatory clinical trials, which look at the effectiveness of a particular... Read More
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Posted on May 31, 2017 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

The Grant Support Index (GSI). At the moment, if you bring up these words around NIH, you are guaranteed an extended conversation, meetings that run long and late, and strong emotions bubbling... Read More
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Posted on May 24, 2017 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

As you may know, the National Advisory Council on Aging met here in Bethesda last week. Among the many actions it took was the review and approval of seven new concepts for NIA Funding Opportunity... Read More
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Posted on May 17, 2017 by Felipe Sierra, Director, Division of Aging Biology.

Dr. Nancy Nadon, chief of DAB’s Biological Resources Branch, is retiring next month, and I undertake this writing with very mixed feelings. On one hand, I’m elated that Nancy will now be... Read More
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Posted on May 10, 2017 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

The wait was long—but the news is good! If you’ve been following events on Capitol Hill, you already know this. NIH has received a $2 billion increase in budget for this fiscal year,... Read More
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Posted on May 3, 2017 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

We’re excited about attending the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) on May 18–20 in San Antonio. We hope you’re looking forward to exploring the River Walk and... Read More
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Posted on April 26, 2017 by Jaron Lockett, Scientific Program Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.

On June 1-2, 2017, the NIH will convene a workshop, “Inclusion Across the Lifespan,” in Bethesda, MD. Its goals are to broaden our understanding of the effect of age-related eligibility... Read More
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Posted on April 19, 2017 by Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience.

On April 6–7, 2017, almost 300 researchers and private foundation representatives attended the Cognitive Aging Summit III in Bethesda, Maryland. As with the previous two Summits, the event was... Read More
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Posted on April 12, 2017 by Candace Kerr, Program Officer, Division of Aging Biology.

Stem-cell therapies or stem-cell-targeted treatments are being used in clinics across the country to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. In many cases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)... Read More
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