Caloric restriction, in which the calories are restricted to maintain a stable adult body weight but all other nutritional needs are met, is the only proven intervention to extend life span and improve health. Calorically restricted rodents are used to investigate the cellular and physiological biology of normal aging. A colony of aged, calorically restricted laboratory rodents, of defined genetic backgrounds and health status, is an integral part of the NIA's program of research on aging. The purpose of this project is to develop, maintain and distribute a standing colony ofaged, calorically restricted rodents ofdefined strains for use by investigators in studies of aging.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
N01AG40003-13-0-1
Application #
8605133
Study Section
Project Start
2004-02-06
Project End
2013-02-05
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$703,100
Indirect Cost
Name
Charles River Laboratories Intntl, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
019716729
City
Wilmington
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
01887