Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA:
- Biology of aging study shows why curbing calories counts — NIA-supported study suggests that calorie restriction may improve immune function, reduce chronic inflammation, and reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.
- Inside the brain: The role of neuropathology in Alzheimer’s disease research — NIA-funded researchers are applying a combination of traditional and new technologies to learn more about the changes in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s and how this information can help diagnose dementia early and lead to new treatments.
- In American Indians, APOE ε4 is not associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — APOE4 in older American Indian adults, unlike many other populations, is not associated with clinical markers of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Imaging technique shows Alzheimer’s impact on brain connections — Using a new imaging technique, NIA-supported researchers found that fewer connections between brain cells were associated with the cognitive decline seen in people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
- Aging disrupts the normal daily fluctuations of immune cell activity — In a recent NIA-funded study, researchers found that the loss of a protein called KLF4 in older mice may affect the ability of older immune cells to fight infections.
- Scientists discover a new molecular pathway shared by two neurodegenerative disorders — Scientists from two independent research teams have discovered how mislocalization of a protein alters genetic instructions, which could have implications in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, and other forms of dementia.
Read more of the latest NIA research news in the NIA newsroom.