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Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section [ASG]

The Aging Systems and Geriatrics [ASG] study section reviews applications on studies of age-related conditions and diseases that cover multiple organ systems or disciplines, and which require integrated experimental or observational approaches.



  • Age-related changes in the regulation of complex physiological functions (e.g., motor performance, balance, glucose metabolism, immune defense, menopause, and interventions to ameliorate such age-related changes).
  • Geriatric syndromes (multifactorial health conditions due to system impairments that increase vulnerability to challenges) including, but not limited to, falls, syncope, frailty, immobility, delirium, incontinence, polypharmacy, malnutrition, mood disorders, sarcopenia, chronic pain, loss of functional independence, and failure to thrive.
  • Systemic impact of co-morbidities on health status and clinical outcomes in older adults.
  • Multicomponent, pleiotropic (e.g., exercise, nutrition) and mechanism-driven intervention studies addressing geriatric syndromes or age-related diseases affecting multiple systems which are unique or highly prevalent in elderly people or aging animals (e.g., congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis).
  • Development and validation of biomarkers of biological health and aging.
  • Regulation of life span and rates of aging changes in animal models and humans employing approaches such as caloric restriction, and studies of animal models of human populations especially resistant to aging.

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