Philanthropist Jason Hope donates to anti-aging research

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Arizona entrepreneur and philanthropist Jason Hope supports new research being done by an organization known as SENS Research Foundation. He hopes that by supporting this initiative, he will assist people to live long healthy lives. The research being done hopes to come up with a drug that will slow down or stop the natural process of aging in human beings. Jason Hope has supported the activities of this organization by donating funds that will go directly into research of the anti-aging drug, Jason Hope wants to see technology have an impact on the healthcare industry by creating a drug that will combat and solve all the old age diseases that affect human beings.

Jason Hope started to support the SENS foundation almost a decade ago. The organization was launched in 2009, and by 2010, he had given then a donation of $500,000 which went directly to building a new laboratory and initiating the process of coming up with an anti-aging drug. SENS Foundation is committed to utilizing technology to solve one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

SENS Foundation is applying biotechnology to solve the aging puzzle. The approach that they are applying will not only stop old age diseases through treatment but rather will stop these disease by solving the root cause of the disease. The problem with treatment methods that are available today treat the disease but does not address the cause of the problem. The cause of the disease is left intact meaning that it can as well initiate the disease again. SENS want to stop this by curing the cause of the old age diseases which is the aging causing substance. The drug they are creating will repair body cells making them remain fully functional for a long time.

SENS Foundation has not only concentrated on research programs but also public awareness on the topic of aging. By changing the public perception on this topic, they will lay a foundation of a revolution in the way people view aging. Many more people will dedicate time, resources and knowledge to solve the aging problem.

SENS Foundation has been collaborating with various universities and organization in research work. They have worked closely with Yale, Harvard, Cambridge and the Arizona State University. SENS Foundation was founded and is headed by Aubrey de Grey, an artificial intelligence expert who studied computer science at the University of Cambridge. He switched his interests to aging problems and earned a Ph.D. in Biology.

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