UA gets $12M grant to study aging
Inside Tucson Business
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 5:00 pm
The University of Arizona has won an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study declining immunity among the aging.
The UA Department of Immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging won the five-year contract from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for its “Protective Immunity in Special Populations” study.
As people grow older, their immune systems also age, leading to a gradual decline in the body’s ability to fight infections.
UA will collaborate with other research centers, including the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida and the Washington University College of Medicine in St. Louis.