RESEARCH ON AGING
As one can imagine, there is extensive research being
done into what makes us age, and using that knowledge
to develop antiaging measures. Other research is focused
on how to facilitate our aging population to better
enjoy their latter years, through wellness programs,
community factilites and sociological interventions.
The most notable U.S Government institutions are:
National Institue of Aging / Biology of Aging [BAP]
supports research and training to enhance and extend
the human health span through a better understanding
of the biological mechanisms underlying the aging process.
Its philosophy is that by identifying opportunities
to better understand the mechanisms of aging, this facilitates
creative approaches to changing needs within the field,
and providing service and funding to investigators within
the aging research community.
BAP research focuses on:
- Animal Models
- Cell Structure and Function
- Metabolic Regulation
- Cardiovascular Biology
- Musculoskeletal Biology
National Council of Aging
National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to
improving the health and independence of older persons
and increasing their continuing contributions to communities,
society, and future generations.
Their site contains some very
good articles on specific aging conditions. Check
our news files for the latest updates on:
Society of Aging
Aging Research Centre