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NIA Resources for Aging Studies in the Non-Human Primate Model

Funding Number: NOT-AG-11-003
Funding Type: NOT
Release Date: December 8, 2010
Expiration Date: January 1, 2019
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NIA Resources Aging Studies the Non-Human Primate Model Notice Number: NOT-AG-11-003 Key Dates Release Date: December 8, 2010   Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) provides several non-human primate NHP) resources investigators the field aging research.  making resources available, NIA hopes encourage investigators using model organisms such the rat mouse test research findings the primate model.  resources also support 3Rs reduction, refinement replacement) that support avenues research do require actual acquisition primates. Research Resource Details NIA Aged Non-human Primate Tissue Bank provides repository tissue aged NHP use research.  tissue predominantly rhesus macaques recent acquisitions include tissue baboons a range ages juvenile aged.  tissues donated NIA-supported NHP colonies other NHP colonies such the National Primate Research Centers.  goal the NIA NHP Tissue Bank to archive tissues might otherwise discarded, provide tissue investigators undertaking research normal aging age-related diseases.  Information the health status the donor animals available, the NIA does guarantee any aspect the health status.  Tissues available fresh-frozen specimens, slides containing sections formalin-fixed tissue, OTC-embedded fresh-frozen specimens.  Further information available at: information availability tissue, contact Tracy Cope, NIA Primate Aging Database PAD) developed collect data normal aging a wide range NHP species.  Blood chemistry measurements body weight data been collected healthy NHP across lifespan, primate colonies across country.  PAD currently approximately 1,000,000 data points over 40 species.  data be used the research community identify changes biological parameters age, validate NHP models aspects human aging, to perform comparative analyses.  is also valuable resource veterinary staff caring aged NHP, identifying normal ranges measurements different ages.  PAD housed a secure internet server requires password-protected access, is available investigators veterinarians academic commercial laboratories interests aging research. Obesity, Diabetes Aging Animal Resource U. South Florida supports colony aged, obese diabetic rhesus monkeys collaborative studies, well a biospecimen bank.  Contact Dr. Barbara Hansen ) information the colony. further information NIA resources, visit Scientific Resources page Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Nancy Nadon Chief, Biological Resources Branch National Institute Aging 7201 Wisconsin Ave., GW 2C231 Bethesda MD 20892 301-402-7744