National Institutes of Health (January 16, 2016): NIH Unveils FY2016–2020 Strategic Plan

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National Institutes of Health (January 16, 2016): NIH Unveils FY2016–2020 Strategic Plan

Publication Date: 

Sat, 01/16/2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016–2020: Turning Discovery Into Health, which will ensure the agency remains well positioned to capitalize on new opportunities for scientific explorSee Original Article

New York Times (January 21, 2016): Centenarians Proliferate, and Live Longer

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Thu, 01/21/2016

Move over, millennials. The centenarians are coming.
The number of Americans age 100 and older – those born during Woodrow Wilson’s administration and earlier — is up by 44 percent since 2000, federal health officials reported Thursday.
There wSee Original Article

National Institutes of Health (January 12, 2016): Boosting Brain’s Waste Disposal System May Slow Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Tue, 01/12/2016

Several neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are characterized by proteins that accumulate in the brain. One protein, called tau, clumps into twisted threads known as tangles. These are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and seveSee Original Article

White House (January 2016): 2015 White House Conference on Aging (Final Report)

Publication Date: 

Tue, 01/05/2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The White House has held a Conference on Aging every decade, beginning in 1961, to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans.
In 2015, the United States marked the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, See Original Article