Despite the wealth of data that has poured out of genomic science since the Human Genome Project, this data is only just beginning to change medical practice and save the lives and health of individual patients. A real medical revolution has been held up by many factors. Some of these factors are narrowly technological, such as the speed and cost of genome sequencing and the development and testing of safe and effective human gene therapies. Other factors, meanwhile, are largely practical, i.e.
The diseases of old age. Age-related disease. The diseases of aging. We’ve all heard this language used by medical experts. But what do we mean by them? What is the mysterious connection between aging and the diseases of aging? And how is SENS Research Foundation targeting that connection to keep people healthy and prevent and cure the suffering of old age's diseases and disabilities?
Rescue Assist, Inc., a company developing a robotic product that readily maneuvers through debris and will help rescue workers find disaster survivors, has pledged 7% of its profits to SENS Research Foundation. Though the corporation was founded only a couple of years ago, it was profitable in 2012, and so has already begun to back SRF and its mission of transforming the way the world researches and treats the diseases of aging. “This is a great example of how entrepreneurs can support our work and our cause,” said Dr.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, has been interviewed by Daniel Levine of The Burrill Report. You can find the complete interview on The Burrill Report's website.
In the interview, Dr. de Grey discusses SRF's approach to treating the diseases of aging, and how it differs from most of the research being done today in gerontology. He also talks about his own background, and how he came to the field.
The University of Delaware's Socratic Club will be hosting Dr. Aubrey de Grey on Tuesday, October 2. At 7:00pm, Dr. de Grey will deliver a talk entitled "Regenerative Medicine: A Realistic Prospect for Defeating Aging Altogether." You can read more about the event on the University of Delaware's website here. This will be a great opportunity for Delaware students and locals to get to hear from Dr. de Grey, and to ask him any questions they may have about SENS and regenerative medicine.
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This month, a paper reporting results from the LysoSENS project that SENS Foundation funds at Rice University will be published in the printed edition of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. (The paper is already available online.) The research that produced these results was primarily performed by Dr. Jacques Mathieu in the lab of Dr. Pedro Alvarez, in Rice University’s Department of Environmental Engineering.
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The "Debate of the Ages", hosted by the Oxford University Scientific Society and featuring SENS Foundation's Chief Science Officer Dr Aubrey de Grey and Oxford's Professor Colin Blakemore, has been recorded courtesy of SENS Foundation.
The event is now available to view in its entirety online via our official YouTube channel: