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Biorepository COVID-19 Resources
In collaboration with the NHLBI Biorepository and the Trans-NIH AgingResearchBiobank Steering Committee, NHLBI has developed COVID-19 Biorepository FAQs to serve as a resource/reference for the scientific community. This includes descriptions of enhanced procedures employed by the Biorepository to ensure staff safety and to mitigate the potential of airborne exposure to COVID-19 virus particles, as well as references to CDC shipping guidelines for suspected and confirmed SARS-CoV-2 patient specimens, cultures, or isolates.
Other NIA Studies
Longitudinal and clinical studies on aging supported by the National Institute on Aging have generated collections of biospecimens and related phenotypic and clinical data to allow better understanding of the aging process and to promote advances in the development of prognostics, markers, and therapeutics for aging-related conditions.
SWAN: Four studies explore women’s brain and heart health during midlife
Four studies exploring women’s brain and heart health during midlife conducted in the NIH-supported Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) suggest that midlife health may be an important determinant of cognitive and heart health later on in life. Read more at https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/four-studies-explore-womens-brain-and-heart-health-during-midlifeDate: July 08, 2021
MrOS and TTrials: Two rich new resources for men's health research
More exciting news this month as our AgingResearchBiobank continues to grow! Our latest collections spotlight two important clinical studies on older men's health. If you're studying sex differences in risks and resilience as we age, be sure to connect to these newly released Biobank resources...Date: March 10, 2021
SOF: Long-running fractures study doubles as a bountiful women's health data source
More than one-third of people aged 65 years and older fall each year. The risk of falling and fall-related problems like fractures and loss of mobility rises with age and is affected by other health conditions and some medications...Date: August 12, 2020
SWAN: Biospecimens and Data on Women's Aging Available Through NIH Biobank
The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) helps scientists, health care providers, and patients understand the relationship between women's midlife experiences, such as menopause, and their health and quality of life in later years. SWAN...Date: June 10, 2020
After LIFE: Thanks to AgingResearchBiobank, Groundbreaking Study Data Continues to Inspire Us
Maintaining the ability to walk without assistance and perform daily activities is essential for health and independence as we age. Conducted from 2010 to 2013, the NIA-supported Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study examined...Date: May 20, 2020
A Wealth of Shared Data, Specimens for Aging Research
As part of NIA's mission, we conduct and support various longitudinal and clinical studies on aging that generate a vast collection of biospecimens and related phenotypic and clinical data. When these grants end, it is often hard to maintain such collections with no support...Date: January 30, 2019
About the NIA
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. Our research ranges from the study of basic cellular changes that accompany the aging process to the examination of the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of growing older. Our main goal is to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Learn more about the NIA’s mission and strategic directions for aging research at www.nia.nih.gov