Frequently Asked Questions

What research is conducted by the NIA?

The NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The NIA supports and conducts genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. The NIA is the primary Federal agency for research on Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about the NIA, visit

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