Gerontology is the study of physical, mental, and social changes due to aging. Aging affects every aspect of physiology. Furthermore, genetics and behavior combine to affect aging and all of its effects; reduced cardiovascular capability, lower metabolism, weakened muscles and bones, and reduced cognition.
Metabolic and behavioral phenotyping plays a critical role in aging research as scientists seek to understand the whys and hows of the aging process. The goals being to slow the aging process and increase the quality of life. Recent integrated research from model animals to humans has use metabolic and behavioral phenotyping to further understand the relationship of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes to aging.
Important System Considerations
Precise calorimetry, food and water intake measurements
Depending on the method used, Sable Drosophila metabolic screening systems are capable of measuring the metabolic rates of small groups of Drosophila, or even of individual Drosophila in real time. This unique ... (more)
The Sable MAVEn™ system is an integrated, compact 16-channel flow generator for small insect flow-through respirometry. Each flow is pushed through a sealed container holding a subject animal. The system automatically selects ... (more)
The Promethion Core Behavior Phenotyping System features the modular flexibility to support real-time behavioral studies in a home-cage setting. Capture a complete data-rich archive of behaviors with unbeatable temporal resolution. Second-by-second observations ... (more)
The Promethion Core High Definition Multiplexed Respirometry System for mice synchronously measures energy expenditure, RQ, VO2, VCO2 and activity. The SableHD™ High Definition platform updates once per second for all sensors in ... (more)
The Promethion High-Definition Room Calorimetry System is capable of synchronously recording all measured parameters in a completely traceable manner. Key components of this system include the GA-3m2 triple gas O2, CO2, and ... (more)
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