NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Aging is seeking to support research efforts that will use genomics and a range of other approaches to study aging-related changes that occur on the molecular and cellular levels in the pulmonary system.

In a new funding opportunity, NIA said it plans to fund research project grants to investigators who will dive into these age-associated changes, which impact physiology, pathology, and function.

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