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The American Aging Association (AGE) is a non-profit, tax-exempt biogerontology organization of scientists and laypeople dedicated to biomedical aging studies intended to slow the aging process. The abbreviation AGE is intended to be representative of the organization, even though it is not an acronym.

History and OrganizationEdit

AGE was founded in 1970 by Denham Harman, MD,PhD, who is often known as the "father" of the "Free-Radical Theory of Aging". Dr. Harman was Executive Director of AGE for 20 years (1973 to 1993).

Much of the early financial support for AGE came from Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, who are known for their 1982 best-selling book Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach (ISBN 0-446-38735-5).

The Vice-Presidency of AGE is to be a layperson position focused on promoting the scientific goals of AGE to the general public.


The primary activities of AGE are to

  1. hold annual scientific conferences (every June)
  2. give awards to researchers making significant contributions to the goals of AGE
  3. promote interest among young scientists in the goals of AGE
  4. publish newletters and journals

The journal of AGE is called AGE, and is published quarterly

The 36th annual conference of AGE will be held June 1-4, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas.

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