Ants as Naturally Longlived Insect Models for Aging

Joel D. Parker and Karen M. Parker

This chapter explains in what respects ants can be useful models in understanding the mechanisms of aging. It includes an introduction highlighting how ants fulfill a need for long-lived model systems in aging research. Three ant model systems are then described including their relevant natural history characteristics, collection and laboratory maintenance. Practical considerations are given for molecular studies and techniques. Finally, an overview is given of the available genomic resources and types of comparative studies that are possible.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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