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Dementia vaccine may be just years away

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/dementia-vaccine-may-be-just-years-away

by ABC: A vaccine to prevent and even reverse the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia could be tested on humans within the next two to three years after being “bankrolled” by the US Government. Researchers from South Australia’s Flinders……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/dementia-vaccine-may-be-just-years-away

by ABC: A vaccine to prevent and even reverse the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia could be tested on humans within the next two to three years after being “bankrolled” by the US Government. Researchers from South Australia’s Flinders……

Best and Worst in Health and Healthcare – June 2016

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/07/19/best-and-worst-in-health-and-healthcare-june-2016/

In June, the beneficial effects of exercise were on the spotlight again, along with a few potentially effective new therapies. On the down side, there were a number of studies highlighting the negative side-effects of commonly used drugs. Here is the best and worst news of June.

THE BEST

Consensus on the effect of physical activity on children and youth

In April 2016, a multi-disciplinary group of 24 researchers from 8 countries gathered in Denmark to discuss the scientific evidence on the effect of physical activity in children and youth. This conference led to the publication of a consensus statement that was made available in June in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The statement was made up of 21 items divided into 4 themes addressing the effect of physical activity on fitness and health; cognitive functioning; enga…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/07/19/best-and-worst-in-health-and-healthcare-june-2016/

In June, the beneficial effects of exercise were on the spotlight again, along with a few potentially effective new therapies. On the down side, there were a number of studies highlighting the negative side-effects of commonly used drugs. Here is the best and worst news of June.

THE BEST

Consensus on the effect of physical activity on children and youth

In April 2016, a multi-disciplinary group of 24 researchers from 8 countries gathered in Denmark to discuss the scientific evidence on the effect of physical activity in children and youth. This conference led to the publication of a consensus statement that was made available in June in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The statement was made up of 21 items divided into 4 themes addressing the effect of physical activity on fitness and health; cognitive functioning; enga…

Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Source: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/news/20160719/cancer-experts-endorse-cdcs-hpv-vaccine-guidelines?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Boys and girls should start the HPV vaccine shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

Source: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/news/20160719/cancer-experts-endorse-cdcs-hpv-vaccine-guidelines?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Boys and girls should start the HPV vaccine shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

Percentiling at NIA: sometimes we do. And sometimes we don’t.

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/percentiling-nia-sometimes-we-do-and-sometimes-we-dont

Why do some grant applications receive a percentile rank and others not? Applications for an NIA grant that are reviewed at the NIH Center for Scientific Review, or CSR, get a percentile rank. Applications for an NIA grant that are reviewed at the National Institute on Aging, through review panels organized by our NIA scientific review staff, do not receive percentile ranks. If an application is reviewed by NIA, we give it a priority score, not a percentile. This includes the R01s and investigator-initiated research grant applications that are reviewed at NIA. But this seems inconsistent! Either this means that we at NIA are crazy (which many have claimed) or that the use of percentiling needs explaining….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/percentiling-nia-sometimes-we-do-and-sometimes-we-dont

Why do some grant applications receive a percentile rank and others not? Applications for an NIA grant that are reviewed at the NIH Center for Scientific Review, or CSR, get a percentile rank. Applications for an NIA grant that are reviewed at the National Institute on Aging, through review panels organized by our NIA scientific review staff, do not receive percentile ranks. If an application is reviewed by NIA, we give it a priority score, not a percentile. This includes the R01s and investigator-initiated research grant applications that are reviewed at NIA. But this seems inconsistent! Either this means that we at NIA are crazy (which many have claimed) or that the use of percentiling needs explaining….

Fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol may be linked to worse brain health

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/fluctuations-in-bad-cholesterol-may-be-linked-to-worse-brain-health

by American Heart Association: Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels may be linked to worse cognitive function in elderly adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In a study of European adults age 70 to……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/fluctuations-in-bad-cholesterol-may-be-linked-to-worse-brain-health

by American Heart Association: Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels may be linked to worse cognitive function in elderly adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In a study of European adults age 70 to……

Higher-Income Individuals Pay More for Medicare

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2014/higher-income-individuals-pay-more-for-medicare.html

The Medicare program requires higher-income individuals to contribute more toward the cost of the program than the general population…

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2014/higher-income-individuals-pay-more-for-medicare.html

The Medicare program requires higher-income individuals to contribute more toward the cost of the program than the general population…

Working with Congress

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/working-congress

The NIA recently hired someone new, Melinda Kelley, to help us work with Congress, outside groups, and others who would like to interact with NIA leadership. The person who previously filled this role, the wonderful Tamara Jones, retired at the beginning of the year.
Government agencies like the NIA must have a point of contact for Members of Congress and their staff. Legislation, including appropriations, affects all aspects of biomedical research. We communicate with Congress about programs and policies, providing information about new initiatives and developments in research. We also provide technical assistance when requested. This is not the responsibility of NIA alone: researchers all over the country are a powerful voice helping Congress understand the value of medical research to its constituents….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/working-congress

The NIA recently hired someone new, Melinda Kelley, to help us work with Congress, outside groups, and others who would like to interact with NIA leadership. The person who previously filled this role, the wonderful Tamara Jones, retired at the beginning of the year.
Government agencies like the NIA must have a point of contact for Members of Congress and their staff. Legislation, including appropriations, affects all aspects of biomedical research. We communicate with Congress about programs and policies, providing information about new initiatives and developments in research. We also provide technical assistance when requested. This is not the responsibility of NIA alone: researchers all over the country are a powerful voice helping Congress understand the value of medical research to its constituents….

New resubmission policy

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/new-resubmission-policy

Half the reason for writing this time is to allow you a forum on our site to comment on what the new NIH resubmission policy means for the NIA community. But the other half of the reason is to explain what it might mean for us at NIA. As a refresher, the new resubmission policy means that after an unsuccessful A1 submission (or A0 submission) investigators may submit a similar application as a new (A0) application. NIH will not review the new submission for similarity to the prior application….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/04/new-resubmission-policy

Half the reason for writing this time is to allow you a forum on our site to comment on what the new NIH resubmission policy means for the NIA community. But the other half of the reason is to explain what it might mean for us at NIA. As a refresher, the new resubmission policy means that after an unsuccessful A1 submission (or A0 submission) investigators may submit a similar application as a new (A0) application. NIH will not review the new submission for similarity to the prior application….

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