February 2nd 2018

February 2, 2018

SENS Research Foundation Receives An Additional $1 Million Bitcoin Donation From Pineapple Fund

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — February 2, 2018 — SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading nonprofit focused on the development of rejuvenation biotechnologies to address the diseases of aging, announced today the receipt of an additional $1 million bitcoin donation from the Pineapple Fund and a second anonymous $1 million donation. The Pineapple Fund announced in December its commitment to donating $86 million in bitcoin to charities and causes around the world, with SENS Research Foundation receiving $1 million dollars in December.

“SENS Research Foundation is tremendously honored to be receiving a second million dollar Pineapple Fund donation,” said Mike Kope, CEO, SENS Research Foundation. “As a nonprofit, our work is solely dependent on the generosity of our donors. The Pineapple Fund’s support will support the growth of our organization as we continue to fight the diseases of aging.”

“When I was a little kid, I was going on a trip with my grandmother. I had hoped that before she passes away, it would be possible to take a pill to live longer. Regenerative medicine for ageing will be transformative to medicine and humanity, and I'm excited to be supporting SENS Research Foundation!,” said the founder of the Pineapple Fund.

To learn more and to donate to the SENS Research Foundation please go to www.sens.org. To learn more about the Pineapple Fund go to www.pineapplefund.org.

SENS Research Foundation Receives $2.4 Million Ethereum Donation From Vitalik Buterin

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — February 2, 2018 — SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading Silicon Valley nonprofit focused on diseases of aging, announced today the receipt of a $2.4 million Ethereum donation from Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum and the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

“I've been a fan of Aubrey's work since I first read Ending Aging when I was a teenager, and I am happy to have been blessed with the opportunity to personally support SENS's efforts. Their focus on creating solutions to the diseases of aging, one of the greatest problems facing humanity, is very much in line with my goal to positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Vitalik Buterin.

“SENS Research Foundation is honored to be the recipient of Vitalik’s incredible generosity. This was his second donation to us in 2017 and his support is critical to SENS Research Foundations expansion of our programs,” said Mike Kope, CEO, SENS Research Foundation. “Our work to cure the diseases of aging is dependent on the generous support of our donors and we appreciate his support tremendously.

To learn more and to donate to the SENS Research Foundation please go to www.sens.org.

Special Thanks To Our Awesome Supporters - You Did It!

We are so grateful to all our supporters who created videos and voted during the Project4Awesome 2017 campaign in December. Thanks to your efforts, SENS Research Foundation is one of 25 charities who will be receiving part of the over $800,000 raised during the campaign! Check out the 23 cool videos made by our amazing supporters here

Time to Register, Book Your Lodging, and Join Us In Berlin for Undoing Aging 2018! 

It's almost time for Undoing Aging 2018! This conference, presented jointly with our partners at the Forever Healthy Foundation, is happening March 15-17, in Berlin. 

We're excited about what is sure to be a fascinating three days for everyone in attendance, and we hope you will be able to join us. Get your tickets via the registration page, and make sure to book your lodging as soon as possible.

Reminder: Submit Your Summer Scholars Applications by February 5, 2018

If you are an eligible student planning on applying for the 2018 SRF Summer Scholars Program, make sure you submit your application before noon PST on February 5, 2018. That's just three days from now, so this will be the final reminder. Check the Summer Scholars Program homepage for more information about the research opportunities being offered in 2018.

Our Summer Scholars Program is made possible by our donors' generous support. Please consider donating today to help support our 2018 student researchers.​

Where in the World is Aubrey de Grey?

Dr. Aubrey de Grey will be speaking at the following upcoming events:

What: XPOMET(c)
Where: Leipzig, Germany
When: March 22, 2018

XPOMET(c) Convention combines interdisciplinary networking, high-profile keynotes, progressive projects and discussion impulses as well as innovative and interactive formats to create a three-day tribute to technology, progress and the further development of medicine. The Convention is aimed at all stakeholders in the healthcare sector, especially physicians, decision-makers in medical institutions, the protagonists of medical engineering, modern pharmacy, biotech, care professionals, and also students.

Where: New York, NY, USA
When: April 13-15, 2018

The three-day conference, “Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics,” sponsored by Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) and New York Medical College (NYMC), offers a unique opportunity to call attention to the impact of new technologies on the global profile of aging and longevity. By facilitating expert discussion in a unique setting regarding broad-based perspectives on these topics, the conference promotes global thinking, scientific exploration and policy orientation at the individual, social, community and macro-societal level.

Where: Hannover
When: April 15-19, 2018
This conference addresses factors that may contribute to healthier lifestyles and outcomes, thereby delaying the onset of age-associated diseases and extending longevity. The focus is to highlight cutting-edge advances in aging research, novel technologies and potential therapeutic interventions.

Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
When: May 8, 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle Chats are an ongoing series of events, featuring thought-leaders, influencers, newsmakers and trend-setters, discussing issues that affect the Bay Area and its citizenry. This panel discussion - featuring SRF's Aubrey de Grey and Stanford's William Hurlburt - promises to be a lively and fascinating one as the participants take on the ethical and practical implications of advancing medical technology in our changing world. We would love to see you there - follow the link above to purchase tickets, and save $10 by entering discount code "SFCSens".



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