Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events happening at NIA:
- Epigenetics study updates the dog-to-human age formula with implications for cross-species comparison to help understand human aging processes — A study, in part supported by NIA, used epigenetics to compare aging of dogs and humans. Such epigenetic changes may help researchers better understand human aging processes.
- NIH expands nation’s Alzheimer’s and related dementias research capacity — To further incentivize innovative ideas and opportunities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research, NIA has funded four exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) to broaden current ADRC research initiatives with underrepresented populations such as African Americans, Native Americans, and those in rural communities.
- Why COVID-19 testing is the key to getting back to normal — NIH leadership share a unified message to highlight the importance of widespread COVID-19 testing to help prevent the spread of infection and get our country safely back to work and school.
- First tau biomarker approved as an Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic tool — NIA-supported study finds flortaucipir, the first drug used to image the presence of tau tangles, can be used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to help doctors diagnose late-stage Alzheimer’s.
- NIH augments large scale study of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers — An NIA-supported study will help researchers better understand the health disparities, prevalence, progression, and clinical impact of Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican Americans. Information about this study is also available in Spanish.
- Obesity associated with a higher risk for dementia, new study finds — A recent NIA-supported study suggests that obesity, a risk factor that generally can be countered through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, may be associated with an increased risk for developing dementia.
- New Census report on aging trends in Africa — Africa Aging: 2020 found that the older African population is projected to triple between 2020 and 2050, outpacing any other region of the world with its growth in the older adult population.
- Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series — Register for the webinar on Social Isolation and Loneliness in older adults today, Sept. 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST or watch the videocast at https://videocast.nih.gov.
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