Aging research is done a lot on Yeast Bacteria to research cardiovascular and neuronal diseases. (NOT).
Then we also use C. Elegant worms, Drosophila flies and finally Mouses.
What make mouse a better candidate for studying aging than the fly and worm for studying cardiovascular, neuronal diseases, muscular diseases is the fact that 90% of the mouses die of cancer and tumors, the rest die of infections and renal failure.
As you can see the fact that the mouse is not even dying of some of the diseases we are trying to fix make it ‘somehow’ the ideal animal model.
So how we do it? Simple we remove some genes (or give some extra copies of them) to cause some disease and then we test some therapies to fix the damage we done.
This way of working is Great but is it really Aging? or just a simulated disease which simulates a human disease but is not actually the same disease.
A very good way of dealing with aging diseases is to fix them in model animals which get the same kind of diseases like us but live shorter: Cats, Dogs (because we also keep them alive for as much as possible ), Monkeys etc
Somehow RELATED … if you know what i mean …