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National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established in 1974 to improve the health and well-being of older adults through research. NIA conducts and supports genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging and the challenges and needs of older adults. NIA is at the forefront of scientific discovery about the nature of healthy aging to extend the healthy, active years of life. It is also the lead federal agency for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research. NIA supports scientific initiatives and innovation at universities, medical centers, and research institutes across the U.S. and around the world; conducts research at its scientific laboratories in Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland; and maintains an active communications and outreach program to share knowledge and disseminate information to the broader research community and to the public. Its work has led to important scientific discoveries about the aging process, age-related diseases and conditions, and the needs of the growing older adult population.

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See also: Institute National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Medical research agency that supports scientific studies

Details last updated 27-May-2019

People at National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Todd Haim

Director of the Office of Strategic Extramural Programs at the NIH/National Institute on Aging

Myriam Gorospe

Senior Investigator in the Lab of Genetics and Genomics at National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Rafael de Cabo

Senior researcher in the field of gerontology at National Institute on Aging

Felipe Sierra

Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging

Francesca Macchiarini

Health Scientist Administrator at National Institute on Aging

Isabel Beerman

Investigator at National Institute on Aging / National Institutes of Health

Julie Mattison

Staff Scientist at National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Edward Lakatta

Chief of Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science at National Institute on Aging.

Mark Mattson

Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University

Ronald Kohanski

Deputy Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) News

New study leading towards permanent youthful immune function (LEAF) - 18-Oct-2021

Significant alteration in lineage potential by NR treatment in mice


Senolytic drugs improved survival rates in coronavirus-infected mice

SENS Research Foundation - 07-Oct-2021

Boosts immune response by clearing senescent cells; a potential treatment for COVID-19 in humans


Dog Aging Project invites participants to study canine health and longevity

University of Washington - 13-Apr-2021

Understanding the impact of genes, lifestyle, and environment on ageing


2021 NIA's lifespan extension study results on mice out now

Longevity Technology - 01-Apr-2021

Longer lifespan in old male mice treated with 17‐α‐estradiol, but four other compounds had no effect


Boosting NAD+ levels with NR reverted symptoms of premature ageing disease (LEAF) - 31-Mar-2021

Benefits in older mice, but NR treatment in young mice increased inflammation and DNA damage


Super summary of 3rd Annual Longevity Therapeutics Summit (LEAF) - 16-Feb-2021

More and more companies making greater and greater progress - 2021 could be an exciting year


Interview with National Institute on Aging Scientific Director

Nature Aging - 14-Jan-2021

Most hallmarks of aging only described in mice, so far, but Luigi Ferrucci is still optimistic


New research with senolytics shows promising results

Longevity Technology - 25-Aug-2020

Senolytic research is in its nascent stage but no reason why one shouldn't be hopeful


Possible culprits in genetic diseases, cancer, and ageing found

National Institute on Aging - 14-May-2020

Research shows it could be caused by mitochondrial DNA mutations


Comprehensive history and explanation of senescent cells

The Scientist - 01-Mar-2020

Including the latest on clinical trials of first-generation senolytics


Donor supercentenarian’s cells help unlock mysteries of super-longevity

Longevity Technology - 28-Feb-2020

Evidence of cellular age reversal demonstrated in this gateway research


Intermittent fasting: General effects and expert advices

New York Times - 17-Feb-2020

There are a lot of good in IF for health, disease, and ageing, with some risks too


Intermittent fasting decreases cancer risk and improves longevity

The Hill - 26-Dec-2019

Always better to consult a doctor and discuss before trying intermittent fasting


Cibinetide Shows Promising Signs in Anti-Aging

CISION PR Newswire - 02-May-2018

Cibinetide works via activating the body's innate repair receptor (IRR) Capable of decreasing ag...


Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

Kurzweil Network - 16-Mar-2017

WBV can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise — at least in mice. When t...


Calorie restriction extends life of monkeys by 3 years

New Scientist - 17-Jan-2017

Trial in macaques has found that CR makes them live 3 years longer than normal – equivalent to 9 ...

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