Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA:
- Parkinson’s disease gene variant found in study of some people of African ancestry — According to an international study, funded in part by NIA, a gene variant found almost exclusively in the genomes of people of African ancestry increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s.
- Unique blood cells are linked to reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk — An NIA-funded study found that clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), a condition that changes the DNA of some blood cells and increases the risk for blood cancers and cardiovascular disease, may reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
- Specialized dementia care in nursing homes linked to better outcomes for residents — According to an NIA-funded study, nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia have better outcomes when their facility specializes in dementia care. However, in most nursing homes in the United States, specialized care for people with dementia is limited.
- Webinar — Innovating for Inclusion: Making Clinical Research More Diverse — Join NIA on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for the Innovating for Inclusion: Making Clinical Research More Diverse webinar. Speakers will offer their insights and resources to help support the inclusion of more diverse participants in dementia research.
Read more of the latest NIA research news in the NIA newsroom.