RELEASE DATE: July 23, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-AG-04-006

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces a new resource to 
facilitate research on the biology of aging.  The NIA Aged Rodent 
Tissue Bank ( is now 
offering tissue arrays, 5 x 12 arrays of 1.5 mm punches of fixed 
tissues from aged rodents.  The first arrays are from F344xBN F1 hybrid 
rats.  Tissues included are brain, heart, lung, liver, muscle, spleen, 
pancreas, kidney, testes, prostate, skin and white adipose tissue, from 
rats at 6, 18, 24, 34, and 39 months of age.   Arrays from C57BL/6 will 
be offered soon.  

The tissue arrays are available to investigators at academic and non-
profit research institutions who are studying aging or age-related 
diseases.  Information on the aged rodent tissue arrays and ordering 
procedures can be found at

For more information, contact the NIA Office of Biological Resources 
and Resource Development (OBRRD) order desk at, 

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