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HYDERABAD: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is serious about taking up issues of health and management of the elderly so that they can be converted into a national asset.
This was stated here on Thursday by Director-General of ICMR N.K. Ganguly while inaugurating a discussion on research on aging at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). Twenty young scientists from different parts of the country, including Hyderabad Central University and NIN, made presentations on promotion of research on aging.
The session was organised under the aegis of Advanced Centre for Research on Ageing and Brain (CRAB) of HCU, which is ICMR's only centre to support basic research related to aging.
Vasantha Muthuswamy, senior Deputy Director-General, ICMR, Vijay Kumar, Assistant Director-General, attended.
Senior scientists - M. Gouri Devi, M.S. Kanungo, Rameswar Singh and Syed Hasnein were present. They laid emphasis on the need for improving the longevity of the aged in reasonably good health.
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