The Animal and Biostatistics Core will work directly with Project Leaders to design, plan, monitor and interpret all animal experiments, as well as, provide specific mouse models and standardized experimental protocols in support of the overall program hypothesis that the understanding of the mechanisms of dietary restriction and reduced growth hormone/insulin growth factor (GH/IGF) signaling-dependent cellular protection can be applied to the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases. Mouse breeding colonies of unique genetic and molecular phenotypes which target specific tissue or cellular GH/IGF pathways are the source of offspring to be characterized for longevity, stress resistance, spontaneous cancer development and protection from oxidative damage and established chemotherapy drugs. The core provides an integrative framework for assessment of common outcomes across the individual projects needs.

Public Health Relevance

The Animal and Biostatistics Core will apply the expertise of its leaders to improve the design, execution, interpretation, and publication of all animal studies proposed in this program project. The Animal and Biostatistics Core will monitor all animal experiments using specific mouse models and standardized experimental protocols to provide an integrative framework for assessment of common outcomes across the individual projects.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01AG034906-03
Application #
8429464
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-5)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-03-01
Budget End
2014-02-28
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$428,433
Indirect Cost
$163,968
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Type
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
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