The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), located in Bethesda, Maryland.
The NIA itself is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
NIA sponsors research on aging through extramural and intramural programs. The extramural program funds research and training at universities, hospitals, medical centers, and other public and private organizations nationwide. The intramural program conducts basic and clinical research in Baltimore, MD and on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
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National Institute on Aging research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Researchers identify new compound to treat depression – June 23, 2014
- Novel antioxidant makes old arteries seem young again, CU-Boulder study finds
- Experimental Drug Prolongs Life Span in Mice by 4x
- Johns Hopkins Surgeons Implant Brain “Pacemaker” for Alzheimer’s Disease in United States as Part of a Clinical Trial Designed to Slow Memory Loss
- Nanoparticles Enlisted to Impede Alzheimer’s-Inducing Brain Plaque