05/22/2014 11:10 am ET Updated May 22, 2014

6 Facts About Aging And Aging Research

Dimitri Otis via Getty Images

Fact #1: With about $2.5 billion in annual funding, aging research is in the top 20 research categories supported by the National Institutes of Health.*

That gives me another opportunity to test my contention that taking a couple of seconds to think about where to start searching for medical information instead of automatically calling up your favorite all-purpose search engine will give you much more reliable and actionable results.

Read more on The Scientific American