Jason Hope is a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist who has an interest in reducing the effects of ageing. He is committed to slowing ageing and finding the cure for age-related diseases. That why he has developed a close relationship with Aubrey de Grey, founder of Strategies for Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation. The SENS Research Foundation is currently examining different techniques that can tremendously slow the process of ageing. See Related Articles at Metro.
In furthering its cause, the SENS Research Foundation holds an annual conference, the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, where experts on ageing come to share their knowledge with the attendees. The conference aims to find remedies for age-related diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer. The attendees deliberate among themselves to repair the damaged human cells. These issues are in line with Jason Hope long-sought goals.
To accelerate research, Jason Hope has actively been contributing to the SENS Research Foundation. In 2010, he donated $500,000. While accepting the donation, the foundation’s leader thanked Hope- noting that the money would be of great help to the cause. Part of the donation was used in the construction of the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. Combined with other donations, the foundation was able to start a research program.
The SENS Research Foundation has already started making some breakthroughs. Through the program “AGE-breaker”, the company is developing drugs to act as AGE-breakers. The AGE-breakers drugs are meant to remove the “Advanced Glycation End Products” (AGEs). AGES are metabolic wastes that are produced by the body. If left to accumulate, they can result in body degeneration. Through the body degeneration, one is more susceptible to age-related diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, and arthritis.
In another ground-breaking discovery, researchers have discovered that we have only one AGE in our bodies, which is in the form of protein- “glucosepane.” With this discovery, future research is cut out. Researchers will now focus on how to get lid of Glucosepane. With this kind of findings, Jason Hope believes it is just a matter of time before the ageing problem is solved.