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Resource for Aging Research

jeanne beck jeanne_beck at cimr.umdnj.edu
Mon May 15 17:43:31 EST 1995


Unique Resource for Cellular Aging Research

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository has available 
for distribution human skin fibroblast cultures from subjects participating in 
the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). The goal of this study, 
initiated in 1958 to permit repeated observations of the same subjects over 
time, is to quantify true age changes and elucidate the mechanisms underlying 
the aging process. Over the course of this study biopsies, and, in some cases 
repeated biopsies, have been collected from the same anatomical site of both 
male and female participants. Cultures established from these biopsies have 
been characterized cytogenetically and an in vitro lifespan has been determined 
for each. The collection, which contains over 535 cultures, includes 125 
females and 410 males, ranging in age from 17 to 96. For more information or a 
Repository catalog, contact:
    The NIA Aging Cell Repository
    Coriell Cell Repositories
    Coriell Institute for Medical Research
    401 Haddon Avenue
    Camden, New Jersey 08103
Telephone:  (800)-752-3805 within the United States and
            (609)-757-4848 from other countries
Fax:        (609)-757-9737

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Jeanne C. Beck                              Internet: jbeck at umdnj.edu
Coriell Cell Repositories                         Voice: 609-757-4847
Coriell Institute for Medical Research              Fax: 609-757-9737



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