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 Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Fails to Show Benefit in Preventing Dementia in the Elderly
November 18, 2008 -- The dietary supplement Ginkgo biloba was found to be ineffective in reducing the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to a study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association". Researchers conducted the trial known as the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study at four clinical sites over the course of 8 years. GEM is the largest clinical trial ever to evaluate ginkgo's effect on the occurrence of dementia.

 Health Disparities Resource Persons Network (HDRPN)

October 28, 2008 -- Visit and join NIA’s new web-based network of research professionals in aging, geriatrics and gerontology who work to redress health disparities and improve the health status of racial, ethnic and disadvantaged older adults.

 NIA and McKnight Brain Research Foundation Join Forces to Support Cognitive Aging Research

October 15, 2008 -- The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging is a newly launched public-private effort to support current and emerging research on age-related changes in the brain and cognition. Jointly funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), this effort is expected to award an estimated $20 million in research grants over the next five years.
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