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A Brief Introduction to Rejuvenation Research


Today, Elena Milova and I made a short video discussing the aging process, drug development and aging biomarkers in support of the Agemeter project. We talked a little bit about how aging is made up of a number of distinct processes, often called hallmarks or damages, and how functional aging is an excellent way to determine how well someone is aging.

There are a variety of genetic and biochemical biomarkers commonly used in aging research but they are often time-consuming and costly. The benefit of having a simple and cost-effective panel of biomarkers would be an advantage to researchers, health care providers and home enthusiasts, this is where the Agemeter comes in.

The Agemeter determines the relative biological age of a person by testing a panel of functional aging biomarkers. Many of these biomarkers included in the testing panel of the device are popular and accepted clinical tests used by physicians during health checkups and are well known for their association with a person’s age.

How well a person copes with tasks involving physical and visual reaction time, their ability to see and their lung capacity tell us a great deal about their general health but also about how well they are aging. A device such as the Agemeter could be very useful to not only researchers testing interventions against the aging processes but also the health care provider and home enthusiast wishing to monitor their health.

The goal of this project is to help speed up aging research by giving researchers a simple and cost-effective biomarker system. You can make a real difference by donating, helping us to create a valuable research tool and help people monitor their health. Please visit the project page today and show your support.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
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