Re: [GRG] What successes have there been in the creation of aging therapies?

Focus on regenerative medicine. New parts for people. This is within their imagination space. This in addition to its obvious clinical relevance is why MF is focusing on tissue engineering. If I were advising SENS I would recommend they invent and popularize a term such as nano-surgery. Surgery at the cellular level. Words matter – nano is cool and really really tiny, and everyone knows what surgery is. No need to explain anything.

Sample Cocktail Conversation “oh sure –  macroscopic surgery is sooo yesterday, we’re supporting nanosurgery so individual cells can be repaired before they cause larger scale damage – it’s silly to wait till a whole organ needs fixing – duh!”

On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 10:38 PM, Liz Parrish wrote:

Venture is a tricky business in longevity due to profit margin needs and aging (degenerative pathologies of aging) not yet being considered a disease.  Private investors who funded in the past are shy to fund again because they did not see anything from past giving. We are stepping into a new era. This is the quiet before the storm.


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On Jun 1, 2014, at 6:08 PM, Reason wrote:

On 06/01/2014 07:49 PM, Liz Parrish wrote:
Reason, I am always uncertain about your reasoning and goals, why do you call people sheep? Why would you want to extend your life if you feel that you are surrounded by mindless people? What the general population lacks is education and a hand up to knowledge. What they don’t lack is abuse and insults.We don’t need to nickel and dime the poor, we need big private investors to come forward for equity positions. We will build the super computer and everyone will get a laptop,
The sheep comment was in reference to big private investors. It is apt. The dominant characteristic of venture and philanthropic funding circles is unwillingness to step out of the crowd. People with intent to fund will fund whatever other people at their level are funding, and little else. Which is why big philanthropy has long been a desert of only marginal progress towards real solutions, and why venture funding produces clusters and cycles of copycat incrementalism far more often than it funds great leaps forward.

Venture is a tricky business due to profit margin needs and I find that those private investors who funding in the past are shy to fund because they did not see anything from past giving.



About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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