Which research should SRF invest in next?


YOU can help us decide!

Dear SRF supporters,
This is YOUR chance to help choose the focus of our newest research!

2022 was a transformational year for SRF as we initiated the doubling of our lab spaces and expanded our team across the board. With new facilities to direct towards the cutting-edge research of reversing the damage of aging, we’re read to expand our research programs. And as a supporter of SRF, we want you to participate, which is why every donation you make from now until the end of the year, will give you a vote on what we work on next!

Earn one SENS token for every $100 you donate…

Then use your tokens to vote for the research you want us to do next:

You can earn tokens with ANY method of donation we accept. Donations will be converted to USD value, and tokens will be assigned to you. Then just vote for the research you’d like us to work on next. Any donation made from now through December 31 will count!

And this year, we’re introducing SRF NFTs!

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Based on measuring live cellular cultures in our lab (and other metrics of global wellness) each unique NFT is tied to one of our seven damage repair research programs. Own your own fully tradable NFT to mark your contribution to ending the diseases of aging. Proceeds from the sale of each NFT not only go towards SRF research, but if you purchase by December 31, also earn you SENS tokens that you can use to vote for the research program you want us to fund next.

Example of a sample data feed that will constitute the NFT:

Support our mission of curing the diseases of aging!

At SENS Research Foundation, we develop rejuvenation biotechnologies: new therapies that repair the cellular and molecular damage that accumulates in our tissues over time. By removing and repairing this damage, we will restore youthful health and function to aging people.

With your generous support, we are diligently working on critical research on a novel way to remove abnormally aggregated tau, which accumulates in our neurons with age and drives age-related cognitive decline and dementia. Our new approach offers the most promising potential solution to this challenging target, which is needed to help prevent, arrest, and even reverse the terrible loss of mind and personhood brought by Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological diseases of aging.

We are making the first progress in decades toward engineering “backup copies” of mitochondrial genes into our cells, which will preserve their function  over time. By keeping our cellular “power plants” burning brightly, we could counteract age-related loss of tissue function to help prevent and reverse diseases of aging like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and age-related muscle wasting (sarcopenia). And for the very first time, this process has been applied in a mouse that contains a backup copy for one of the genes in the nucleus from birth — and the mice are perfectly healthy and now close to 12 months old. We hope to publish our “MitoMice” results soon.

Your support is also enabling our exciting work on enhancing immune surveillance of senescent cells, which holds the potential to restore or fortify our bodies’ natural ability to eliminate these “undead” cells, which drive aging and tissue dysfunction through a toxic brew of factors known as the “senescence-associated secretory phenotype” (SASP).

Funding from our supporters has equipped our scientists with new tools. We’ve been able to acquire an Agilent xCELLigence System, a powerful microelectronic biosensor system that will allow our scientists to monitor cells in real time. The xCELLigence system makes it possible for our scientists to directly visualize the interaction between NK cells and senescent cells in real time, without the need for laborious processing. A new Nikon ECLIPSE Ti2E precision inverted microscope system allows us to image live cells and distinguish subcellular structures, such as monitoring the interactions of donor and recipient-cell mitochondria in mitochondrial transplantation experiments.

These are only a few highlights out of the many projects being conducted in our Mountain View Research Center. Beyond the work our scientists carry out in-house, your donations enable us to fund critical longevity therapeutics research in outside institutions, including: an ingenious new solution to sustaining ongoing replacement of damaged or dying neurons in the brain; identifying new enzymes to remove the hodge-podge of damaged cellular components known as lipofuscin from our cells; destroy cells with reactivated “jumping genes,” which drive inflammation and mutations in aging cells; and more.

Help us build the future of rejuvenation biotechnology!

From our founding, one of SRF’s main goals has been to help build a rejuvenation biotechnology industry, and today we see this becoming a reality more than ever. Our work is at the coalface, driving the early-stage and pioneering discoveries on which venture capital relies to create new biotech startups but for which venture capital has no incentive to fund, creating the beginning of the pipeline that ends with working therapies to make aging people young. From that early-stage work has sprung many new start-ups, grounded in our science and more widely on the “damage-repair” approach originally pioneered by SRF.

SENS Research Foundation is a public non-profit organization, and all the progress that we have made to date has been thanks to your help. For that, we are grateful — as will be those in the coming decades whose health and lives you sustain through the rejuvenation biotechnologies that you help us create.

Join us, and help build this new future of health and long life.

Help us develop a new medicine that repairs the damage of aging, allowing us all to live lives of unprecedented longevity in youthful health and vigor.

With your support, we can build this together — for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for all the generations to come.

Ways to Donate

There are a wide range of ways to donate in support of our work – and ANY donation made between Nov 1 and December 31 will earn you SRF tokens!:

Own your own fully tradable NFT to mark your contribution to ending the diseases of aging. 

CLICK HERE to visit the NFT site where you can buy your own, unique SRF NFT!

Make a one-off donation, or become an SRF Patron by setting up a regular subscription, using the Paypal buttons on our Donation Page.

PayPal accepts most currencies, and you don’t need to create a PayPal account to make a one-off donation by credit or debit card.

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Here’s a list of 9 major cryptocurrencies SRF accepts. For a full list of accepted cryptocurrencies please visit our DONATE page. Provide proof of your donation and we will send you a donation receipt for USA tax deduction.

  • Bitcoin (BTC): 3N6qaU3bnF43u4YTFKQf8usd3UqvyShovS
  • Ethereum (ETH): 0x542EFf118023cfF2821b24156a507a513Fe93539
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC): 0x05974906A808d6b86F748e2d13f14880C56C6ac6
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH): qzhv6u23earx8gxsgxmyhlst5wn7hs6kwyfy90xdpp
  • Litecoin (LTC): MKgEaTyoNpoV414BmycDWFKNXwpfPuDeTH
  • 0x (ZRX): 0x92086F9Ab0a6047a09236a9701E3a43Ca5978B28
  • USD Coin (USDC): 0xEcD3E582F7A71EFC2F363a9F4800b6F8ACBfd5aa
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT): 0x2f6750Bd8936fD1308602923254C91984FD7A4ea
  • Zcash (ZEC): t1fbYT9YMENHH3q1pBt1NJUnb4dZi8uQTEd
  • Create an account via Dwolla’s site, then send your donation to [email protected]
  • Donation fees are only 25¢ per transaction, or free for transactions of $10 or less.
  • Only accepts USD.
  • Log into Amazon Smile prior to making your purchases and designate SENS Research Foundation as your charity of choice.
  • You get access to all of the same products, and 0.5% of your payments will go to SRF at no additional cost to you!
  • Smile can be used for both SRF and SENS Foundation EU (UK link).

By nominating SRF as your charity when you list an item on eBay, you can donate a percentage of your sales to us and benefit from reduced fees.

Add our eBay for Charity Page as a favourite to make it even easier!

  • Buy your favorite video games from Humble Bundle, and select SRF as your charity of choice.
  • A portion of the proceeds will come directly to SRF.

Create a fundraiser for SRF on your own Facebook page! All proceeds come to SRF at the end of your fundraiser.

Facebook supports many countries world-wide: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Republic of Cyprus, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

There are a multitude of charities in the world that make it their mission to aggregate donations from hundreds or thousands of donors and give funds to other charities. They make it simple for one donor to distribute their donations to multiple charitable organizations of their choice. SRF is registered with quite a few of these aggregators:
Some corporations offer employer-matched giving. SRF currently receives employer-matched donations from the following companies. If your company is not on the list, we encourage you to contact your employer about donating.
  • Amazon
  • American Family Insurance
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Best Buy
  • BlackRock, Inc.
  • eBay Foundation
  • Eneric Petroleum
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Indeed
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kesselskramer
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nextera Energy
  • Qualcomm
  • TripAdvisor, LLC
  • Texas Instruments
  • UnitedHealth Group

Donors in the UK can make a tax-exempt donation directly to our sister organization, SENS Foundation Europe.

For more information, contact Darren Reynolds.

  • Transational Giving Europe (TGE) allows for donors in Europe to make tax-exempt donations to SENS EU within the TGE network.
  • While tax-exempt, donations through TGE are charged up to a 5% service fee.
  • SENS EU is approved for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • Contact [email protected] for detailed information on your country’s TGE partner charity.

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