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Division of Behavioral and Social Research

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

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An NIA-funded study of wild female baboons in the Amboseli Basin in Kenya published in Nature Communications on April 19, 2016 reveals that cumulative exposure to early life social and environmental adversity predicts adult lifespan and has consequences for lifetime reproductive success. Early adversity also predicted social isolation from other females in adulthood, suggesting a potential social mechanism related to lifespan.

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