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Aging

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View Resource An Aging World: 2001

This new 190-page release from the Census Bureau and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) presents comparative data related to aging, including population and projected population internationally, life expectancy, retirement, health information, and social support. The report was, in part, inspired by a review from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that argued for an international focus on...

https://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p95-01-1.pdf
View Resource University of Illinois Extension's Just for Kids

Designed for younger students, this Web site from the University of Illinois Extension offers a number fun, interactive programs on a variety of life science topics. Most of the activities include a guide for teachers, which differ in level of detail. The activities themselves vary in their format and features, from animated cartoons with minimal text to pages of text with no diagrams at all....

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/programarea.cfm?Pro...
View Resource Woman in Vietnam May be World's Oldest Person

The quest for youth and longevity has been an interest of humankind for millennia, so it is not surprising that recording statistics on human longevity is done with great interest. On September 26, 2002, it was announced that Vu Thi Dao of northern Vietnam may in fact be the world's oldest person, although her birth certificate only lists the year in which she was born, and not the exact date....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0927
View Resource The Secret Life of the Brain

This Web site is the online companion to a five-part series about the human brain from PBS. With loads of fantastic interactive features, this site makes learning about the brain both fun. One of the highlight of this site is the 3-D tour of the brain; users can rotate and zoom in or out on a model of the brain, clicking on areas of interest to learn their function. The drop-down menus on the same...

https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/brain/index.html
View Resource Mice Offer Lessons on Aging

The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Science Beat offers interesting feature articles about research from Berkeley lab and partner organizations. This article offers a fascinating look at aging research utilizing transgenic mice -- an inquiry into "the genetic roots of aging in everyone." The article includes Web links to related material from the institutions participating in these research...

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2003/04/04/mice-offer-lessons-on-a...
View Resource Infoaging.org

Developed by the American Federation for Aging Research (with an educational grant from Pifzer), Infoaging.org "delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news." A good place to start for first-time visitors, the news center featured on the site is a frequently updated collection of links to news articles from a number...

https://www.afar.org/infoaging
View Resource NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine recently launched NIHSeniorHealth.gov, a website developed from NIA research on older adults, cognitive aging, and computer usage. This easy-to-use website "makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older" and serves as "a useful tool for family members and friends who are seeking online...

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health
View Resource The Methuselah Mouse Prize

While the average human lifespan has increased markedly over the past one hundred years, the ceiling has hardly been reached. An interesting contest, The Methuselah Mouse Prize -- presumably named after the biblical character who was said to have lived 969 years -- seeks to "promote public interest and involvement in research on mammalian life extension and encourage more such research on mice and...

http://methuselahmouse.org
View Resource The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

Half of the people over age 85 in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, yet despite this fact, many people do not have an adequate understanding of what living with this affliction can be like. With funding from the MetLife Foundation, PBS (in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television) has created this website to complement a recent program on Alzheimer's disease. The site...

http://www.pbs.org/program/forgetting/
View Resource Inspiring Professor Retires at Age 104

This week, tiny Messiah College in central Pennsylvania honored one of their own, Dr. Ray Crist. What is perhaps most interesting about Dr. Crist's situation is that he is 104 years old, and was graduated from Messiah College in 1916, and began his teaching career at Messiah 34 years ago at the age of 70. Crist came to teach at Messiah after a long career in science including stints at both the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/0416
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