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The most significant trend in this country is that more people are living well into their 80s and 90s. Through aging research, a greater understanding of how and why we age is helping delay or prevent many of the common diseases associated with aging such as cancer and heart disease.

The American Federation for Aging Research funds scientists at some of the nation's leading academic institutions, giving many of them their start. These are the innovators, the next wave of discovers, conducting the cutting edge research on aging and age-related diseases. The ones to watch.

We can put you in touch with these researchers and other leading experts covering virtually every discipline of aging research, including the study of:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arthritis
  • Biology of aging
  • Biomarkers of aging
  • Caloric restriction
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Estrogen replacement therapy
  • Incontinence
  • Heart disease
  • Immune response
  • Longevity assurance genes
  • Macular degeneration
  • Mitochondrial aging
  • Osteoporosis
  • Oxidative damage
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stem cell research
  • Stroke
  • Telomeres

In addition, our prestigious board and scientific committee members can also comment about the social ramifications of an aging population and ethical issues surrounding a longer-lived society (i.e., should we create pills to extend life?).

We also invite you to learn about recent AFAR events and check through our archives of press releases, features and news stories. To reach an expert on these or other aging-related topics, or to be added to the AFAR press list, please call John Chaich (212) 703-9977 or email him at