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NIH provides support for the study of aging

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The National Institute on Aging announced this morning that it's putting $36.7 million towards the support and expansion of its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. From a release:

All Centers investigate aspects of health and health care, the societal impact of population aging and the economic and social circumstances of older people. Many Centers also conduct research on global aging and cross-national comparisons, and several are pioneering work on the biodemography of aging, investigating the relationships among biology and genetics, health and mortality and life expectancy.

The money will establish three new centers and support 11 existing ones, including Stanford's Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. Health economist Alan Garber, MD, PhD, heads up that group.

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