Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Markers of abnormal liver function linked to Alzheimer's disease— An NIA-supported study found that abnormal liver function in older adults was associated with biomarker changes and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
- From 'trash' to treasure: Exosomes could shape a blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's— Using exosomes—tiny particles that are produced by all types of cells and circulate in the bloodstream—NIA intramural scientists have taken a next step toward a blood test that could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease about 4 years before symptoms emerge.
- Third Geroscience Summit will be held November 4-5, 2019— Learn how you can register for the third Geroscience Summit, organized by the trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG).
- New research collaboratory designed to spur innovation and improve dementia care— A new NIA-funded effort will test care interventions in real-world settings to meet the challenges of complex care management for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
- New study points to targetable protective factor in Alzheimer's disease— Research supported in part by NIA found that slower loss of cognitive skills in people with Alzheimer's disease correlates with higher levels of a protein that helps immune cells clear plaque-like cellular debris from the brain.
- Poor sleep in middle age linked to late-life Alzheimer's-related brain changes— Declining sleep in middle age was associated with late-life burden of beta-amyloid and tau, proteins found in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, an NIA-supported study shows.
- Gene therapy shows promise repairing brain tissue damaged by stroke— In mouse and rat models of ischemic stroke, gene therapy could convert the brain’s support cells into new, fully functional neurons, according to NIH-supported research.