We must look past treating the symptoms of aging and start considering preventing those problems in the first place
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Jason Hope, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor with a passion for technology, has indicated his support of anti-aging research also supported by tech leaders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Peter Thiel. In 2010 Hope has pledged a $500,000 donation to a leading organization battling to find a cure for aging and all of the health conditions that come with the process. This donation was recently reported in an article on Digital Journal.
Hope's money will continue to go to the SENS Research Foundation, the most technologically advanced non-profit research laboratory fully dedicated to fighting the aging process. Aubrey de Grey, the world's foremost expert on anti-aging research, runs the Foundation. Hope's donation will help further the Foundation's research efforts, which are focused largely on preventing many of the diseases and ailments that happen during the aging process.
"I have always said that we need to make a change if we are going to live longer, healthier lives in this country," stated Hope when asked about this donation. "We must look past treating the symptoms of aging and start considering preventing those problems in the first place."
SENS stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, and the Foundation states that its goal is to "transform the way the world researches and treats age-related diseases." The research is looking into repairing living cells and intervening in the metabolic processes that lead to the aging process. Regenerative medicine research is a core of what the SENS Research Foundation pursues.
Fighting the aging process is something that has caught the eye of the tech world. Hope's donation follows similar donations by Thiel, tech investor made famous for his initial investment in Facebook and one of the founders of PayPal. Google's founders have poured millions of dollars of research into their own anti-aging company, the California Life Company, or Calico.
In an exclusive report following Page and Brin's announcement of their own anti-aging research endeavors, de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation told Time magazine, "With Google's decision to direct its astronomical resources to a concerted assault on aging, that battle may have been descended."
Will the cure to aging be found soon? No one knows, but it's clear that the leaders in the tech industry are hopeful, and are putting their money into the pot.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is a futurist, entrepreneur and philanthropist located in Scottsdale, Arizona. His passion for technology and his community have caused him to put his money into research projects that help the local community while advancing medical technology and scientific knowledge. He also offers business consulting services. Learn more at http://www.jasonhope.com.