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Division of Aging Biology

The Division of Aging Biology promotes and supports research and training on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and age-related pathologies. The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging and investigations of how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

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Who We Are and What We Do

Information about DAB programs, and staff contacts for your research.

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DAB Funding Opportunity Announcements

See a list of current funding announcements from DAB.

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News & Announcements

News and announcements from the Division of Aging Biology.

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Biological Resources

Find biological resources and datasets.

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Interventions Testing Program

The ITP provides preliminary data on interventions to promote healthy aging in people.

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Nathan Shock Centers

The Centers provide leadership in the pursuit of basic research into the biology of aging.

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A multi-institutional study of pharmacological interventions to extend lifespan or healthspan in Caenorhabditis.

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Read about the new field at the intersection between aging and disease.

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DAB Workshops and Reports

Read DAB workshop reports and learn about upcoming events.

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