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Information on NIA Resources for Aging Studies in Non-Human Primate Models

Funding Number: NOT-AG-14-016
Funding Type: NOT
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Expiration Date: January 1, 2020
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Information NIA Resources Aging Studies Non-Human Primate Models Notice Number: NOT-AG-14-016 Key Dates Release Date: June 3, 2014 Related Announcements None Issued National Institute Aging NIA) Purpose National Institute Aging NIA) provides non-human primate NHP) resources investigators the field aging research. making resources available, NIA hopes encourage investigators use primate model test research findings mouse rat models. resources also support 3Rs reduction, refinement replacement) that support avenues research do require actual acquisition primates. 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 over 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. further information NIA resources, including aged rhesus monkeys the National Primate Research Centers, visit Scientific Resources page Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Mahadev Murthy, Ph.D. National Institute Aging NIA) Telephone: 301-402-7749 Email: nbsp;