Division of Biology and Medicine
Center on the Biology of Aging

Center on the Biology of Aging

We are the Brown University Center on the Biology of Aging. Our center was created to unify existing knowledge and accelerate new research focusing on aging.

John Adams at age 90: Few people in his times survived to such an age. Many more do today, but only a few in good health.
John Adams at age 90: Few people in his times survived to such an age. Many more do today, but only a few in good health.
People have never lived so long. In the 20th century, life expectancy in some developed countries rose by more than 35 years. At the same time, age-related disorders have become the leading causes of death. But how well do we understand aging, and what this means for our society.

Even more important than life span, however, is the concept of health span—survival into old age in the absence of major disabilities. It is well known that the incidence and morbidity of most diseases increase with age. However, as our life expectancy rises, can we discover ways to live our lives free of frailty and debilitating chronic conditions?

A group of researchers at Brown came together to launch the Center on the Biology of Aging, whose goal is to study human health span. These efforts, representing an emerging academic discipline, have the potential to transform human health and life.

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The Center on the Biology of Aging Announces the Availability of Funds for Students and Postdocs to Attend Practical Workshops and Courses: Program here for more information.

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The Center is always looking to improve and grow with new funding opportunity, collaboration, and cutting-edge research.
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Our objective is to train the next generation of scientists engaged in interdisciplinary research to discover and implement therapies that alleviate the suffering caused by age-associated degenerative processes.
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