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CellAge 1-month campaign extension announced


While the CellAge campaign has done a great job thus far, with over 200 backers raising $11,000+ to better target dysfunctional “senescent” cells in the body, many supporters have let us know that the holidays, along with other concurrent fundraisers, have made it challenging to contribute.


In response we have decided to announce a 1-month extension for the CellAge campaign, and give the generous members of our community greater opportunity to support this important research.


If you are unfamiliar with the project: CellAge is developing tools to better target and remove harmful senescent cells that accumulate in the body with age and play a role in various diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and osteoarthritis, and which also complicate recovery after certain treatments like chemotherapy. Having the ability to selectively remove these cells is a critical component in the fight against age-related diseases and an important tool towards lifespans that are both long and healthy.


Having the ability to selectively remove these cells is a critical component in the fight against age-related diseases and an important tool towards lives that are both long and healthy.


If you would like more in-depth information about the project you can visit the campaign page, read this Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit, or watch these videos from the CellAge  project creator answering some commonly asked questions.


Thank you for your support thus far. We have a lot of exciting initiatives on the horizon, so let’s make 2017 the year we really move the needle on aging research.



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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