n. The study of the relationship between aging and age-related diseases.
The graying of America and the developed world is now such a widely recognized phenomenon that a new word has been coined — "geroscience" — to describe the intensified focus on studying the human aging process and figuring out what to do about it.
—Barbara Peters Smith, “Learning about growing older,” Sarasota Herald-Tribune, December 28, 2013
Aging research has gained such prominence that it has begun to spawn its own language — as "geroscience" strives to understand the "wellderly" and increase human "health span."
—Carolyn Abraham, “The quest for the test tube of youth,” The Globe and Mail, January 09, 2009
2007 (earliest)
The Buck Institute for Age Research is launching a new scientific discipline called Geroscience, which will be focused on the interface of normal aging and age-related disease.