Release Date:  February 16, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-AG-01-002

National Institute on Aging

The NIA supports a colony of aged rhesus macaques, many of which are 
obese and/or diabetic.  This is a long-term colony of monkeys housed at 
the University of Maryland.  They have been extensively and 
longitudinally characterized for general health variables, blood 
chemistry, food intake and body weight.  Diabetic monkeys are tested 
daily for urine glucose and ketone levels, and pre-diabetic monkeys are 
tested weekly.  Data for some of the monkeys extends as far back as 15 

This unique resource is available for collaborative studies.  ODAAR has 
a significant amount of stored tissue collected at necropsy and stored 
blood collected longitudinally.  Serial blood collection or tissue 
collection at necropsy can also be performed prospectively.  Testing 
and imaging can also be performed on the monkeys.   


Inquiries regarding collaborative studies using the ODAAR colony should 
be directed to:

Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D.
Director, Obesity and Diabetes Research Center
University of Maryland
10 South Pine St., #6-00
Baltimore  MD  21201-1192
Telephone: 410-706-3168
FAX: 410-706-7540
Email: bchansen@aol.com

Inquiries regarding other NIA Research Resources may be directed to:

Nancy L. Nadon, Ph.D.
Head, Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Ave., GW2C231
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-496-6402
FAX: 301-402-0010
Email: nadonn@nia.nih.gov

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