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Aged Rodent Colonies Handbook

References On The Use Of Rodents In Aging Research

To request a PDF copy of any of these references, email the BRB order desk at rodents@nia.nih.gov .

Survival curves of most strains in the NIA aged rodent colonies:

  • Turturro A, Witt WW, Lewis S, Hass BS, Lipman RD, Hart RW. Growth curves and survival characteristics of the animals used in the Biomarkers of Aging Program. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1999 Nov;54(11):B492-501.


Issues in rodent husbandry and experimental design:

  • Nadon NL. Maintaining aged rodents for biogerontology research. Lab Anim (NY). 2004 Sep;33(8):36-41.
  • Nadon NL. (2005). Gerontology and Age-Related Lesions, in The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition, ed. M. A. Suckow, S. H. Weisbroth, and C. L. Franklin, Elsevier Academic Press, London, pp. 761-772.
  • Nadon, N. L. (2006). Exploiting the Rodent Model for Studies on the Pharmacology of Lifespan Extension. Aging Cell 5:9-15