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For a phenomenon as old as time, aging remains remarkably mysterious. But experts across Tufts University are working to change that. Photo: Alonso Nichols

How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of Aging

Researchers at the HNRCA and across Tufts are studying why we get older, and how to stay healthy as we do

What Happens to Aging Minds

Researchers investigate how we can keep our brains healthy as we age, focusing on information retrieval, stereotypes and memory, and how nutrition might offset Alzheimer’s disease

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Photo: Alonso Nichols

“Progress in aging research is only going to be achieved by bringing together different disciplines addressing the same problem.”

Sarah Booth, director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts

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Photo: Alonso Nichols

"Aging is the most compelling issue in modern biology. We're finding new, different ways of intervening that could potentially extend the healthy years of life and prevent people from getting age-related diseases.”

Christopher Wiley, scientist in the Basic Biology of Aging Team

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