March 2008Email to a Friend Print this Article

Welcome to Spotlight on Aging Research

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Spotlight on Aging Research (SOAR): News and Notes from the National Institute on Aging. We are pleased to offer this new electronic newsletter to keep you—the research community, aging services providers, health care professionals, policy makers, media, and others, including NIA staff—informed about the Institute’s programs, people, and achievements…read more

Stories of Discovery and Innovation
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Scientists Weigh Mechanisms, Effects of Calorie Restriction

A calorie-restricted diet, coupled with adequate nutrition, extends the lifespan of lower organisms, insects, and rodents, and may provide insights into health and longevity for nonhuman primates and humans. After decades of study, scientists are now beginning to decipher the mechanisms and better understand calorie restriction…read more

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SardiNIA Project Steps Up Global Research in Genetics, Aging

The picturesque Mediterranean island of Sardinia offers a rare opportunity for aging-related genetic research. Using high-throughput genotyping technology, NIA-funded investigators are beginning to analyze a treasure trove of genetic data gathered from the island’s unusually homogeneous population …read more

Research Highlights
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NIA News Releases, Summaries

Off the Shelf
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Coming Up
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Visit NIA’s booth at the following national meetings:

  • Public Library Association National Meeting, March 25-29, 2008, Minneapolis
  • National Council on Aging-American Society on Aging Joint Conference, March 26-30, 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Meeting, April 10-14, 2008, Chicago
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of America, April 30-May 2, 2008, Nashville
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 3-7, 2008, New Orleans
  • American College of Physicians, May 15-17, Washington, D.C.