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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Adolescent competitive sport participation linked to better fitness at midlife in women

Adolescent competitive sport participation linked to better fitness at midlife in women

MU researcher identifies resources to assist overburdened family caregivers

MU researcher identifies resources to assist overburdened family caregivers

FAU receives $675,000 grant to improve social engagement in older population

FAU receives $675,000 grant to improve social engagement in older population

Study focuses on link between financial exploitation and frailty in older adults

Study focuses on link between financial exploitation and frailty in older adults

UCF researcher assesses the impact of aging-in-community programs for older adults

UCF researcher assesses the impact of aging-in-community programs for older adults

Behavioral responses to COVID-19 differ by age, study shows

Behavioral responses to COVID-19 differ by age, study shows

Three-nation project to examine link between epigenetics and social factors

Three-nation project to examine link between epigenetics and social factors

Grant programs will provide $2.2 million to support biomedical research on healthy aging

Grant programs will provide $2.2 million to support biomedical research on healthy 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