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.