In 2014, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation was established to promote increased healthy human lifespan through fiscally sponsoring longevity research projects and raising awareness regarding the societal benefits of life extension.
In 2015 they launched Lifespan.io, the first nonprofit crowdfunding platform focused on the biomedical research of aging.
Here is a video based on Lifespan.io biomedical research listing near term life extension technology.
1. Senescent cells
There are injections given to mice which eliminate 80% of senescent cells. Senescent cells are old zombie cells that do not fully die but clog up the works for healthy cells. Eliminating most of the senescent cells help revitalize mice and extends their lives.
Some analysis of the senescent cell work suggests it will increase overall lifespan but may not do much for maximum lifespan. Calorie restriction has extended maximum lifespan.
Having more NAD+ helps regulate metabolism. When you are 50 you have half the NAD+ as when you were 20. There are flexible molecules that can get through cell membranes and become NAD+ inside cells.
3. Stem Cells
Injecting stem cells into the hypothalmus in the brain rejuvenated mice. Stem cells become fresh young cells of all different types. Fresh brain cells produce microRNA that also rejuvenated existing brain cells. On average a rejuvenated hypothalmus increased lifespan by 10% in mice.
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