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NIA budget, featured research highlights January NACA meeting

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/nia-budget-featured-research-highlights-january-naca-meeting

Next week, NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will hold its first meeting of 2016. The January 20 public session promises to be particularly interesting. NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes will provide some general background information on the FY 2016 budget for NIH and NIA. The session will also include NIH updates on research policy, as well as new scientific findings….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/nia-budget-featured-research-highlights-january-naca-meeting

Next week, NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will hold its first meeting of 2016. The January 20 public session promises to be particularly interesting. NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes will provide some general background information on the FY 2016 budget for NIH and NIA. The session will also include NIH updates on research policy, as well as new scientific findings….

Worsening depression may double the risk for dementia

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/worsening-depression-may-double-the-risk-for-dementia

by Stephen Feller for UPI: Either depression foreshadows dementia or is an emotional response to cognitive decline that helps it worsen, researchers say. Higher symptoms of worsening depression were linked to dementia in a recent study by researchers at the……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/worsening-depression-may-double-the-risk-for-dementia

by Stephen Feller for UPI: Either depression foreshadows dementia or is an emotional response to cognitive decline that helps it worsen, researchers say. Higher symptoms of worsening depression were linked to dementia in a recent study by researchers at the……

FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

Source: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20160401/fda-suggests-limit-for-arsenic-in-infant-rice-cereal?src=RSS_PUBLIC

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Source: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20160401/fda-suggests-limit-for-arsenic-in-infant-rice-cereal?src=RSS_PUBLIC

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Zika Coming: Some of U.S. Lacks Mosquito Control

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160401/zika-coming-some-us-lacks-mosquito-control?src=RSS_PUBLIC

aedes albopictus mosquito

Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus could be a problem in most states this year. At the same time, nearly half the country lacks any kind of mosquito control.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160401/zika-coming-some-us-lacks-mosquito-control?src=RSS_PUBLIC

aedes albopictus mosquito

Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus could be a problem in most states this year. At the same time, nearly half the country lacks any kind of mosquito control.

A second geroscience summit

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/second-geroscience-summit

I’m very pleased to announce that the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) and partners will host its second summit in 2016. The “Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit” will take place on April 13–14 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Members of the Geroscience Interest Group from the NIH, with essential collaboration and support from the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the Gerontological Society of America, have developed a theme and program for a second geroscience summit requested by the research community….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/second-geroscience-summit

I’m very pleased to announce that the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) and partners will host its second summit in 2016. The “Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit” will take place on April 13–14 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Members of the Geroscience Interest Group from the NIH, with essential collaboration and support from the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the Gerontological Society of America, have developed a theme and program for a second geroscience summit requested by the research community….

Landmark study on neural circuits shows that “cells that fire together wire together,” refining the popular “Use it or lose it”

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/01/landmark-study-on-neural-circuits-shows-that-cells-that-fire-together-wire-together-refining-the-popular-use-it-or-lose-it/

— A network of neurons reconstructed with large-scale electron microscopy. Credit: Clay Reid, Allen Institute; Wei-Chung Lee, Harvard Medical School; Sam Ingersoll, graphic artist.

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date profiled (Medical Xpress):

“Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung Allen Lee and Vincent Bonin from the Allen Institute for Brain…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/01/landmark-study-on-neural-circuits-shows-that-cells-that-fire-together-wire-together-refining-the-popular-use-it-or-lose-it/

— A network of neurons reconstructed with large-scale electron microscopy. Credit: Clay Reid, Allen Institute; Wei-Chung Lee, Harvard Medical School; Sam Ingersoll, graphic artist.

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date profiled (Medical Xpress):

“Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung Allen Lee and Vincent Bonin from the Allen Institute for Brain…

A unique resource for women of color

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/03/unique-resource-women-color

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me, I saw only a few. Naturally, I wondered why this was the case and whether anything could be done to change the situation. While I understood the complexities of this issue, I believed that something could be done, and fortunately when I arrived at NIH, I found ready agreement among my colleagues….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/03/unique-resource-women-color

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me, I saw only a few. Naturally, I wondered why this was the case and whether anything could be done to change the situation. While I understood the complexities of this issue, I believed that something could be done, and fortunately when I arrived at NIH, I found ready agreement among my colleagues….