Aging is inevitable, but can the diseases of aging be thwarted or at least postponed? New tools, including genetically varied mouse populations and advanced imaging technologies, hold promise for untangling the myriad mechanisms of human aging.

The Jackson Laboratory makes these and other tools available to the worldwide aging research community, with support from the National Institute on Aging. JAX has one of six NIA-funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, and the grant has been renewed for a total of $5,347,630 over five years. Read more