Jason Hope has been an ardent supporter for the SENS Foundation, a company that seeks to make the potential benefits of Rejuvenation Biotechnologies a reality in the life of all. Hope is hopeful that the foundation is successful in its quest to promote agelessness amongst human beings and says that the movement is not only about living forever but instead is with the intent to provide people with longer, healthier, and happier lives.
The relationship between Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation was established in 2010 and began with a $500,000 donation on the part of Hope. The total tally for the financial support Hope has given the foundation to this point is well over a million dollars.
The acronym SENS is representative of the phrase Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. The term negligible senescence denotes that a particular organism is not experiencing signs of aging. This trait decreases the likelihood that an organism will experience a natural death due to aging is prevalent in animals like the tortoise.
The SENS Foundation is host to an annual Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference which is able to bring the brightest minds in the industry under one roof to discuss the development of drugs and therapies that will work to negate the aging process in humans. Speakers at the conference come both to share their expertise on the field as well as learn from other great minds committed to the cause.
Conference attendees are interested in finding counter therapies for diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and develop new, more effective ways to treat damage at the molecular and cellular levels. These are also diseases that Jason Hope is most interested in seeing eradicated.
Researchers have narrowed the majority of problems associated with aging to one simple culprit: Glucosepane. This protein causes waste-products to build up in individual cells and cause them to age resulting in things like hardened arteries and wrinkled skin. The intent of Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation is for researchers to develop methods that remove these waste products from cells before the degenerative effects of aging begin to occur.
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