Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aging Research

A press release from the NIH earlier today:

NIA and McKnight Brain Research Foundation Join Forces to Support Cognitive Aging Research

The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging is a newly launched public-private effort to support current and emerging research on age-related changes in the brain and cognition. Jointly funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), this effort is expected to award an estimated $20 million in research grants over the next five years. The research partnership is aimed at expanding understanding of how we think, learn and remember with age and at developing interventions to maintain cognitive health as we grow older.

Read the full release


Anonymous said...

I am a layman with no degrees, but having brought my husband back to life, I would recommend that in your study criteria you include eating patterns and habits. And the way certain drugs act on people over 70.

Jeannie Gayle

Elisa said...

i think so, too. very good point!