The hardworking technology volunteers here at the Methuselah Foundation recently upgraded the donation process to better organize group-funded memberships of The Three Hundred. Appropriately, given their vocal support of longevity research and the Mprize, the first group to try the waters are the transhumanists of the Betterhumans community. Parish Mozdzierz made the first donation for the group: welcome aboard!
Matt Day is the other new member of The Three Hundred this week, demonstrating a committment to help bring us into the age of real, actual, working anti-aging medicine. Thank you for helping to grow the Mprize for longevity research and enhance its effects upon the course of rejuvenation science!
The Methuselah Mouse Prize (MPrize), is the premiere effort of the Methuselah Foundation and is being offered to the scientific research team who develops the longest living Mus musculus, the breed of mouse most commonly used in scientific research. Developing interventions which work in mice is a critical precursor to the development of human anti-aging techniques, for once it is demonstrated that aging in mice can be effectively delayed or reversed, popular attitudes towards aging as ‘inevitable’ will no longer be possible. When aging in mice is shown to be ‘treatable’ the funding necessary for a full-line assault on the aging process will be made available. This is the true power of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, to demonstrate a proof of principle, and give hope to the world that decline in function and age-related disease are no longer guarantees, for us, or for future generations, if we work together now.