National Institute on Aging

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the AGING CELL REPOSITORY, is a resource facilitating cellular and molecular research studies on the mechanisms of aging and the degenerative processes associated with it. The cells in this resource have been collected over the past three decades using strict diagnostic criteria and banked under the highest quality standards of cell culture. Scientists use the highly-characterized, viable, and contaminant-free cell cultures from this collection for research on such diseases as Alzheimer disease, progeria, Parkinsonism, Werner syndrome, and Cockayne syndrome.

Disease Samples

Alzheimer's Disease
Aneuploid Chromosome Number
Ataxia Telangiectasia
Bloom Syndrome
Cockayne Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Dyskeratosis Congenita
Dystrophia Myotonica
Gerstmann-Straussler Disease
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria
Parkinson's Disease
Rothmond-Thomson Syndrome
Seip Syndrome
Werner Syndrome
Wound Healing Disorder
Xeroderma Pigmentosum

NIA News

  • Nov 2019

    Samples from The 90+ Study Added to NIA Aging Cell Repository

    The samples – a total of 351 lymphoblastoid cell lines – are associated with a long-term study of aging known as The 90+ Study. The 90+ Study is administered by a team of scientists from the University of California Irvine and its goal is to investigate the basic lifestyle and biological factors which underlie advanced aging.

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  • Nov 2019

    New Stem Cell Lines Added to Aging Cell Repository

    A pair of new induced pluripotent stem cell lines has been added to the Aging Cell Repository, a collection of biomaterials sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

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  • Jun 2019

    New IPSC Lines Added to National Institute on Aging’s Aging Cell Repository

    Two new lines of induced pluripotent stem cells are now available to researchers through the National Institute on Aging’s Aging Cell Repository, housed and distributed by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. The addition of these two lines brings the total number of highly-characterized iPSC lines offered through this collection to five.

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