Nov 13, 2012 · Leave a Reply

New Laboratory Leads Research into Health and Aging

By AJ Montpetit @ajmontpetit

Healthspan Assessment Laboratory

Mayo Clinic’s Healthspan Assessment Laboratory is a newly established translational research facility that is designed to assess clinically relevant measures of health and aging in laboratory mice with the goal of accelerating bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench research translation.

The Healthspan Assessment Laboratory is furnished with cutting edge equipment, including a 16-chamber Comprehensive Laboratory Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS) for measurement of respiratory exchange ratio and energy expenditure and simultaneous quantification of habitual physical activity and food intake.

"This is a unique resource," says Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., director of the Healthspan Assessment Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. "It will also help build collaborations with disciplines exploring the impact of novel therapies for disease in laboratory mice on outcome measures, such as strength, endurance and mobility, that many of our patients care about most."

Read more about the Healthspan Assessment Laboratory or read the full article in the PM&R Update Newsletter.

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