Dear GRG members,
Last year and two years ago, Dr Coles and Johnny had kindly put me in contact with various mouse lifespan specialists — many being here — as I was wondering how to accelerate the ongoing robust mouse lifespan tests done by the ITP and specific labs, by doing large series in parallel in order to have a robust set of geroprotective therapies that will transform the field and our lifespans in a few years (that’s the hope :). I have rapidly learned that others had wanted to do similar things already but geting the money is the tough part.
With the help of various friends, especially from Longévité Santé & ILA & the Longevity Party (but not only, in particular Heales – eg the project was presented at EHA2014 – and of course GRG as indicated) we have put together some experts in such rodent lifespan tests, health tests and regenerative medicine, with top quality rodent facilities, who are ready for the adventure to set up the big lines first and look for funds then. It is perhaps not the first time that such a thing is attempted, but given the advances in life extension awareness today, the power of social networks, the possibilities of gene therapy today, and the databases of putative geroprotective therapies, we think it is the right time to do it, with the help of those pillars.
=> This is how we got to the slides attached ; online we will put pdfs for the New Year, but given the level of GRG people here may want to suggest improvements based on the slides, perhaps even today so that we can consider them for the New Year. If you are interested to help, please have a look at page 13. The slides are currently being translated in French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Romanian. For those who wish to donate, if you live in the USA please wait for a few days/weeks to donate to a 501c3 organisation for tax discounts.
Hoping that 2015 will allow to start the project,