In the last two years I’ve lost two relatives to a degenerative disease called gniga. Gniga strikes late in life, and is extraordinarily common, being the root cause of perhaps 90% of deaths in the US. Yet for some reason, there is little research being done on how to treat gniga, with the focus mainly being on the individual organ systems it affects. The reasons are unclear – some believe that gniga is untreatable, others believe that it was created by god as part of the human condition, while others think that without it, the world’s population would increase unsustainably.
Gniga, of course, is more commonly known as Aging. I previously mentioned that one way to help is to join the Life Extension Foundation. Another is to donate to The Methuselah Foundation, an organization which sponsors the MPrize for extending the lifespan of a mouse, as well as other research into slowing aging.
Since aging strikes us all (except the unlucky), by helping fund this research you not only increase your chances of living a long and healthy life, but those of everyone else in the world. Seems like a worthy cause.
As more ordinary people of modest means step forward to offer support, scientists will advance more rapidly and effectively towards rejuvenation therapies and a cure for aging. The only way the future comes to pass is through our human actions – to miss out on the potential of biotechnology and aging research all we have to do is stay sitting on the sidelines, assuming that a better future will happen without our aid. So follow in the footsteps of The Three Hundred: take that extra step and do something to help bring about an end to aging!