NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Coriell Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has received a five-year, $6.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to facilitate research on aging, including through the creation of cell lines from centenarians.
According to the institute, the funding will support the National Institute on Aging's Aged Cell Bank at Coriell, which is a collection of biosamples used for age-related cellular and molecular research studies by investigators worldwide.
"An entire network of international laboratories relies on the samples Coriell facilitates through the Aged Cell Bank," Norman Gerry, principal investigator of the collection, said in a statement. "As life expectancy trends upward, studies on aging and sustainable good health become increasingly important. As such, Coriell's capacity and capability make us uniquely equipped to enable those efforts."