Entrepreneur Jason Hope has diversified his interests, with the current focus on rejuvenating researches on anti-aging. In this industry, Hope has been concerned with developing techniques to reduce the adverse effects of aging such as diseases – Alzheimer’s, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, etc. His interest in the aging research made him donate 500,000 US dollars to the SENS Foundation in 2010.
The SENS Research Foundation is run by Aubrey de Grey and has involved itself in the research of drugs that can operate against the aging process of human bodies. The foundation uses regenerative medicines in the treatment of age-related illnesses. As the chief scientist and founder of the firm, Grey organizes an annual conference on rejuvenation biotechnology. The conference assembles speakers who help build knowledge on the topic as well as learn from each other. This course has been successful through the funding by Jason Hope, and the two partners are optimistic about the future of the research.
So, why would Hope donate such a hefty amount to the foundation? Did he lack an alternative entrepreneurial taste? These are common questions most people ask concerning the donation. However, Jason Hope stated in an interview that he was contented with donating the money because the foundation is formulating unique aging-combating methods. According to hope, the research by SENS focuses on combating lung and heart diseases before they even happen. Such infections are deadly and would influence faster aging of other body organs if treated late.
On its side, the foundation was able to continue with their research activities from the funding. For instance, they built the Cambridge SENS Lab to further their operations and begin a new research program.
SENS lab has led to breakthrough achievements. One of these achievements is developing a program known as AGE-Breaker. Here, AGE stands for Advanced Glycation End products. Thus, a drug is AGE-Breaker if it can break these end products or wastes resulting from metabolism.
According to Jason Hope, the research by SENS will help in his mission of fighting to age. And the focus is not to make people live forever but to make people live a long and quality life.
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