SENS: An Ambitious Quest
A new BBC Future article interviewing SRF Chief Science Officer Dr. Aubrey de Grey considers whether ageing should be treated as a disease, and explains how the SENS approach could lead to lives that are both longer and much healthier.
SRF Receives $2.4M in Ethereum
SENS Research Foundation is delighted to announce the incredibly generous gift of $2.4 million in the digital currency Ethereum from Vitalik Buterin - co-founder of Ethereum and of Bitcoin Magazine - who has been a fan of SENS for many years!
Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant
Want to work for SRF? We are looking to hire an Executive Assistant. This is a full time position at our Research Center in Mountain View, CA and will primarily consist of administrative tasks to assist the CEO/CSO. Apply by March 5, 2018.
Second $1M from Pineapple Fund
SENS Research Foundation is honored to announce that we have now received a second donation of $1 million in Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, which recently committed to donate $86 million in Bitcoin to charity - as well as another $1 million from an anonymous donor.
How Long Could We Live?
SRF Chief Science Officer Dr. Aubrey de Grey was recently dubbed "probably the world's leading advocate of life extension" in a BBC News Health article on the prospects for longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical research.
Over $5M in EOY Donations!
In a new press release, SRF announces the incredible results of its 2017 year end fundraising campaign. The original goal of $250k was not just met, but exceeded with an incredible total of over $5M USD!
Project for Awesome 2017
The 2017 Project for Awesome video creators' charity event took place in December 2017. We're delighted to be one of 20 non-profits to have won an award - thanks to your votes! Check out the videos submitted in support of our work via the link below.
Undoing Aging 2018 Program
We're very happy to announce the program and list of speakers for the 2018 Undoing Aging Conference - a joint effort with the Forever Healthy Foundation which will take place on March 15-17 in Berlin, Germany. Register and get your tickets today!
The Science of Curing Aging
Ask Aubrey Anything
By popular demand our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, returned to Reddit on Thursday December 7th for another live AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). Check out the questions and his answers in the thread below!
Dr. Kirkland at Undoing Aging 2018
Blood: the Fountain of Youth?
On CBS News, Dr. Aubrey de Grey discusses recent SRF-supported discoveries on the role of blood-borne factors in aging - research which may provide new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, as well as other age-related conditions.
SRF is delighted to announce a new project in the lab of Prof. David Spiegel at Yale. Building on our successful project to synthesise the crosslink glucosepane, Prof. Spiegel will now develop antibodies to quantify its accumulation in the aging body.
Live Long and Prosper
In a new interview for Billionaire.com, Tara Wilkinson asks SRF Chief Science Officer Dr. Aubrey de Grey about the progress made in rejuvenation medicine since SENS was first conceived - as well as the longer-term outlook for healthy life extension.
We're delighted to announce another new collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging: Dr. Judith Campisi will host a project seeking ways to eliminate senescent immune cells, which contribute to a vicious cycle of age-related decline in immune function.
Silicon Valley vs. Death
Tad Friend of The New Yorker presents a wide-ranging review of the various initiatives currently under way to extend healthy human lifespans - discussing the work of SENS Research Foundation, Google's Calico, Unity Biotechnology, and many others.
Rejuvenating the Mitochondria
As part of Google's Giving Week, MitoSENS project leader Dr. Matthew O'Connor gave a Tech Talk on December 9th introducing SRF and our "damage repair" approach to fighting aging - followed by an update on our progress in repairing defective mitochondria.
Aging Runs In The Blood
Surgically connecting young and old mice reverses some aspects of aging, but isn't practical for humans! Fortunately for us, new SRF-funded work shows that transfusions of young blood produce many of the same benefits - paving the way towards human trials.
Regeneration vs. Aging
A new article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News explores how applying regenerative medicine to the accumulated damage of aging is becoming an increasingly mainstream idea, crediting SRF CSO Aubrey de Grey as a pioneer in the field.