Abstract # 98:

Scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2004 02:45 PM-04:45 PM: Session 11 (Class of 24 Reception Room) Workshop


Primate Aging Database

J. Kemnitz
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1220 Capitol Court, Madison, WI 53715-1299, USA
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     The Primate Aging Database (PAD) is a multi-centered, relational database of biological variables in aging, nonhuman primates. Through a joint initiative of the National Institute on Aging (NIA; intramural and extramural programs), National Center for Research Resources, and the National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WNPRC), we have organized a database to study biomarkers of aging in nonhuman primates. PAD also provides a valuable veterinary and clinical resource, and can generate normative data for numbers of animals across research settings. PAD now contains over 400,000 data points for body weight, blood chemistry and hematology for healthy subjects across time. Seventeen species and nine sites are represented. This workshop will include discussions of the origins of PAD, demonstration of the utility of information already in it, presentation of new data to be added to it, description of how the general research community may use it and plans to expand it. Panel members include Drs. N. Nadon (NIA), D. Ingram (NIA), J. Kemnitz (WNPRC), P. Kramer (Washington NPRC), M. Zelinski-Wooten (Oregon NPRC), and staff of the WNPRC and National Opinion Research Center who are making PAD available to the primatological and aging research communities. (Supported by a contract from NIA).