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Aging Research

  • Biology of Aging
    Learn from NIA’s research on the basic biology of aging. Read about the relationship between aging and genetics, metabolism, and the immune system, as well as directions for future study.
  • Finding Your Way—Resources for Early Career Researchers
    Get current information about NIA and other federal funding as well as training opportunities for new investigators. Programs listed support predoc­toral and postdoctoral fellows and clinically trained individuals interested in aging, age-related diseases, and the special needs of older people.
  • Global Health and Aging
    This 32-page report from the National Institute on Aging and the World Health Organization looks at global trends in aging and health, with an emphasis on trends in aging, disability, and family structure and what they may indicate for the future.
  • SAGE publication cover shot Shades of Gray: A Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of the Older Populations in SAGE Countries, 2007-2010
    This U.S. Census Bureau report based on data from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) examines health status and access to health care among older populations in six low- to middle-income countries—China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.