People get more prone to diseases with age. Diseases such as arthritis, cancer, HBP and osteoporosis tend to attack older people. Instead of preventing these diseases, the medical field focuses on finding cures. Jason Hope, a philanthropist from Arizona is approaching such cases differently. His work entails helping people age at a slow rate in order to live longer.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) March 8, 2016
Jason Hope and the SENS Research Foundation
Jason has made donations to SENS Foundation for years. Since the year 2010, he has been funding its projects. He began by donating $500,000 to the organization. SENS Foundation a not-for-profit organization that started in 2009. It was started to develop and ensure that many people can access technology that counteracts aging and prevents diseases that attack people as they age. SENS aims at repairing damage that forms inside the body due to regular metabolism, before the damage results into deadly diseases.
Jason’s donation will help in developing drugs known as AGE-breakers. This drugs will be eliminating glycation end-products that are advanced. These substances grow on the skin as a person ages. They prevent the skin and veins from being flexible. Age-breaking drugs have been previously developed for small animals. However, the same has not been successful on humans.
Scientists have fortunately realized that glucosepane helps in aging and certain health issues. SENS Foundation is working on a way to eliminate glucosepane from people’s veins and skin in order to slow aging and curb its side effects.
SENS holds a conference each year. Aubrey de Grey reminds those who attend the conference on the importance of its goal in combating and/or correcting the bad effects of aging. He invites experts to come to the event to share their knowledge as they learn from other speakers. They have ideas and treatment options targeted at cancer and Alsheimer’s disease among others.
Another aim of the conference is to develop means by which diseases that come with old age can be prevented. The conference also builds the biotechnology industry. Being a non-profit organization, SENS gets private support from researchers, investors who are interested in the work they do and scientists.
Jason is a futurist entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist dwelling in Scottsdale, AZ. He is most passionate about technology and taking care of the less fortunate in the society. Hope was born and raised in Tempe. He acquired his finance degree and MBA at Arizona State University.
Jason has a great understanding of technology. Being a futurist, he makes predictions on where technology is headed by observing the industry. He believes that IoT (or Internet of Things)will be a key player in modern technology’s future.
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