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  • The pandemic has highlighted the need for stronger intergenerational connections. Restarting intergenerational programs and expanding newer initiatives to connect people of different ages must be prioritized in debates about how society should progress post-pandemic.

  • There is a major and rapidly growing deficiency in the US eldercare workforce at all levels, especially among physicians. Efforts to increase recruitment and retention into geriatrics have failed, especially among critically important educators and researchers. Possible strategies to assure adequate care for older persons are discussed.

    • John W. Rowe
  • The latest spat over the potential approval of aducanumab, an amyloid-β-targeting drug for Alzheimer’s disease, highlights continuing controversy over the amyloid-β hypothesis.

    • Mark Zipkin
    News Feature
  • To be anti-ageist is to be self-educating, calling out discrimination wherever we see it and being uncompromising in our demand for full dignity and citizenship for everyone at every stage of life, argues Dr Alexandre Kalache, president of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil.

    • Alexandre Kalache
    World View
  • When older workers are discriminated against, everyone is affected. Age discrimination negatively impacts not only individual workers but also their families and the broader economy, argues Joo Yeoun Suh.

    • Joo Yeoun Suh
    World View
  • The consequences of ageism have never been more apparent than in the context of a global pandemic. In this special issue on ageism, Nature Aging demonstrates its commitment to supporting efforts to combat ageism in all its forms.

  • As a physician scientist caring for older adults in New York City during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I reflect on my experiences, the stark contrast in resource availability between hospitals and nursing homes, and the scientific opportunities and challenges for aging research.

    • Mark S. Lachs
  • We are excited to launch Nature Aging, a journal whose mission is to publish some of the most important and timely research from across the entire aging research spectrum and be a nexus for the diverse communities working on aging.

  • Recent advances in deep learning enabled the development of AI systems that outperform humans in many tasks and have started to empower scientists and physicians with new tools. In this Comment, we discuss how recent applications of AI to aging research are leading to the emergence of the field of longevity medicine.

    • Alex Zhavoronkov
    • Evelyne Bischof
    • Kai-Fu Lee
  • The NIA (part of the NIH) is one of the leading funders of aging and age-related disease research worldwide. Last fall, Nature Aging spoke to Luigi Ferrucci, its Scientific Director since 2011, to get his thoughts on the field and learn about the institute’s agenda and future plans for intramural and extramural aging research.

    • Sebastien Thuault