Abstract # 23:

Scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:00 AM-10:40 AM: Session 3 (Crystal Ballroom) Oral Presentation


THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE PRIMATE AGING DATABASE (iPAD) FOR COMPARATIVE PRIMATE GERONTOLOGY

W. Newton
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1220 Capitol Ct., Rm. 213B, Madison, WI 53715, USA
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     A collaborative effort by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Center for Research Resources has laid the foundation for a repository of information on normative aging in non-human primates. This initial phase of development included more than 400,000 entries of data on body weight, blood cell counts, and serum chemistries from 17 species (apes, Old World and New World monkeys) across their lifespans. The majority of the data comes from rhesus macaque, but data may also be found from chimpanzee, gorilla, common marmoset, and squirrel monkey. The data are mixed cross-sectional and longitudinal in nature. Preliminary analysis of a subset of the data have been published (J Medical Primatology 30:161-173, 2001) to illustrate its utility (Supported by NIH N01-AG-3-1014 and P51-RR00167.) A demonstration will be provided on the capabilities of the iPAD system including queries and system functionalities. The database is available to the research community for data mining and suggestions for further development. Additional data are solicited.