Up to a point you are correct. However, in the 4 1’2 years since its inception, the LDIC has not raised a single dollar for increased aging research despite having all of the heavyweight non-profits as members.
When a result as sharp as this appears, I think that it is essential to question the very ways in which we are trying to increase funding.
The main problem is NOT in having too few approaches (diversity) it is that we, as a sophisticated aging research community , can’t get off the
ground with proven, classical fund raising methods.
NOTE: The large amounts of money essential to increasing quality aging research precludes “mom & pop store” ideas which can only raise small
amounts of funds. What I’m calling for is :
“Our aging research community needs to get real by adopting good business practices which have been proven to work”. With Google-Calico-AbbVie
entering the aging research picture I think that we will see EXACTLY that.