Topical Area: Aging and Chronic Disease
Objectives : To provide the current basic research direction for scientific researchers in the aging and related field, and also provide objective basis and reference for the research management and policy formulation
Methods : R01 projects in the field of aging funded by NIA and NIDDK was selected from 2008 to 2017. The research methods of scientometric and expert consultation were used to analyze the trends, intensity, research hotspots and future in the field of aging.
Results : From 2008 to 2017, NIA funded 2,898 R01 projects with a total amount of US$4.373 billion in the field of aging, and the projects of brain aging were the most funded by NIA. NIDDK funded 5,605 R01 projects with a total amount of US$8.054 billion in the field of aging, and the projects of liver, endocrine, metabolic were the most funded by NIDDK. Alzheimer's disease has always been the research hotspot in the field of brain aging, and the research was focused on brain neuroplasticity and biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes and obesity have been the research hotspots in the field of liver, endocrine, and metabolic. In recent years, there have been more types of diseases in the related fields. Moreover, the fields of cardiovascular, lung and kidney were also analyzed.
Conclusions : Aging research is a multi-scientific field. New technologies and new methods are being applied in the field of aging, and there will be developed towards a more systematic and precise direction in the future.
Funding Sources : National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science
National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science