Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA:
- #ResearchDiversity Day 2021 — NIA will host its annual #ResearchDiversity Day Twitter chat on Oct. 21, 2021, from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. The event will highlight diversity research supplements, the grantees who have received them, and frequently asked questions about the supplements. Read more about NIA’s commitments to workforce diversity.
- Precision medicine data dive shows water pill may be viable to test as Alzheimer’s treatment — A commonly available, FDA-approved oral diuretic pill may be a potential candidate for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment for those who are at genetic risk.
- Tooth loss in older adults linked to higher risk of dementia — A new study found that older adults with tooth loss have a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.
- Keenan Walker is NIA’s first NIH Distinguished Scholar — NIA is pleased to announce that Keenan Walker, Ph.D., has been named an NIH Distinguished Scholar.
- Neighborhood disadvantage linked to decreased well-being in older adults — An NIA-funded study found that neighborhood disadvantage is linked to lower life expectancy and overall wellness in older adults.
- Three studies link hearing loss with less physical activity among older adults — Compared to older adults with normal hearing, those with hearing loss may engage in lower levels of physical activity and may be more likely to experience a faster decline in physical function and walking endurance.
- NIA researchers comprehensively analyze clinical trial data on antibody treatments for Alzheimer’s — Researchers discovered that antibody drugs that target a protein called beta-amyloid may slightly improve memory and thinking in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- NIA seeks deputy director — NIA seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, vision, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.
- NIA remembers Miriam Kelty, former associate director — Miriam Kelty, Ph.D., former associate director at NIA and founder of the NIH Bioethics Interest Group, will be remembered for her unyielding dedication to advancing aging research.
- Drugs treat spinal disc degeneration in mice — Scientists reduced age-related disc degeneration in mice using an experimental drug combination that targets aging cells.
- PSAP gene found important for a neuron’s survival — Using new technologies to explore the entire genome of a human neuron, NIA-supported research discovered that the PSAP gene is needed for a neuron’s survival in oxidative stress conditions.
- Magnetic stimulation improved memory in cognitively impaired rats but harmed it in healthy peers — A new study found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) helped improve memory deficits in lab rats with age-related cognitive decline. However, TMS damaged memory in cognitively healthy rats that had performed well on tests before treatment.
Read more of the latest NIA research news in the NIA newsroom.