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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
AFAR receives renewal award from NIA to pursue research into the biology of aging

AFAR receives renewal award from NIA to pursue research into the biology of aging

Greater social engagement related to better microstructural integrity of the brain in older adults

Greater social engagement related to better microstructural integrity of the brain in older adults

Even light physical activity can significantly boost health, shows study

Even light physical activity can significantly boost health, shows study

People’s trust in media is associated with COVID-19 prevention behaviors

People’s trust in media is associated with COVID-19 prevention behaviors

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

NIH awards $13.8 million to conduct studies on pre-dementia and Alzheimer's disease

NIH awards $13.8 million to conduct studies on pre-dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Research shows the validity, reliability of isokinetic strength testing of older adults with COPD and stroke

Research shows the validity, reliability of isokinetic strength testing of older adults with COPD and stroke

Personality traits are associated with cognitive resilience in older adults

Personality traits are associated with cognitive resilience in older adults

Social inequities in Black and South Asian immigrants increase risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Social inequities in Black and South Asian immigrants increase risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Functional ability of older people has improved in the last three decades

Functional ability of older people has improved in the last three decades

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

NIA awards $4.6 million to establish USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

Older adults living in disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience post-op delirium

High extraversion and low neuroticism associated with more physical activity in women

High extraversion and low neuroticism associated with more physical activity in women

Older adults experienced mental health problems during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults experienced mental health problems during COVID-19 pandemic

Study: Mortality burden of dementia may be greater than previously thought

Study: Mortality burden of dementia may be greater than previously thought

New treatment approach strengthens motor function and muscle of aged mice

New treatment approach strengthens motor function and muscle of aged mice

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

Study shows exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels

Standard risk-adjustment methodologies have been unfairly penalizing CAHs, study suggests

Standard risk-adjustment methodologies have been unfairly penalizing CAHs, study suggests

Hospital mobility programs can improve outcomes in older patients

Hospital mobility programs can improve outcomes in older patients