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Raising Awareness that Aging is a Problem Worth Solving

Appearing at more conferences, making videos about aging and rejuvenation, and Giving Tuesday.

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There has been plenty going on here at Lifespan.io, so we thought it was time to give you a little update on what’s been happening.

Meet us at the Longevity Summit 2022

Longevity SummitThe Longevity Summit 2022 is happening on December 6-7 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and Lifespan.io is an official media partner! As a special bonus to our readers, you can purchase tickets here with a 15% discount using the code LifespanIO.

Our Executive Director Stephanie Dainow will be hosting a discussion panel during the event. If you are at the conference, please do come and say hello, as we are always interested in meeting people in the industry and exploring ways to collaborate.

New SENS Research and Life Noggin videos about aging

We have joined forces with the SENS Research Foundation recently to produce a video series about the causes of aging on our popular Youtube channel, Life Noggin.

Our Life Noggin channel uses a pop-sci style to explain science and technology, in a fun and engaging way. With an audience of 3.26 million subscribers, it allows us to engage the wider science community about all the amazing research on aging happening in the lab right now. This is just one example of how we are helping to build a strong community that supports research towards longer, healthier lives.

According to the SENS model of aging, there are seven sources of damage that make us age. We are making a video for each of these and, more importantly, how we might fix that damage. Right now, the mitochondrial dysfunction (MitoSENS), senescent cells (ApoptoSENS), and cellular waste (LysoSENS) episodes are ready for you to enjoy.

We would like to thank the SENS Research Foundation for sponsoring this video series. If you are interested in sponsoring your own video on Life Noggin, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Learn about how we are working to solve aging

Lifespan.io is helping to build a longevity community.One of the things people don’t always realize is just how much we do. We are best known for our news coverage of the aging research and rejuvenation field, but there is a lot more to our organization than that!

We publish news stories, run research crowdfunding campaigns, host an annual conference, produce free educational articles, and create edutainment videos to engage policymakers and the general public.

If you are curious about what exactly Lifespan.io does, we have been busy updating our website to explain that. Check out our new “What we do” page to find out about all the things we are doing to help solve aging.

The Rejuvenation Roadmap gets a new lease of life

Rejuvenation roadmapAs part of our commitment to education we operate a curated database called the Rejuvenation Roadmap. This visual resource tracks some of the most important aging interventions and technologies being developed in the field.

We are aware that the Roadmap is not as comprehensive as we would like, and so we are delighted to announce that staff member and researcher Stephen Christopher Rose is stepping up to take on the role of curator.

He started his masters work in Bioengineering at Harvard University in 2013 and he is currently completing his PhD at SUNY Polytechnic University in Albany, NY. His dissertation is focused on the role of the senescent cell burden in the development of fibrotic disease.

The Roadmap will be seeing more regular updates and new companies will be added, so keep an eye out for them.

Lifespan.io speaks to students at Virginia Commonwealth University

On November 2, Lifespan.io’s Ryan O’Shea spoke with Virginia Commonwealth University PhD and pre-med students about the work of Lifespan.io and the importance of messaging, public outreach, and novel approaches to funding and innovation in our quest to overcome human biological aging. The students were primarily from the laboratory of Dr. Alaattin Kaya, who has previous experience at the laboratory of Dr. Vadim Gladyshev at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kaya’s course syllabus features content from Lifespan.io, and the students are working with the Lifespan.io team to help collectively determine how advocacy organizations can best serve the needs of students, scientists, and the general public.

This is one of numerous examples of the types of direct outreach that Lifespan.io engages in. If you have a group that would benefit from hearing from a Lifespan.io representative, please reach out and let us know!

We won the 2022 Greatnonprofits badge

For the fourth year in a row we have been awarded a Greatnonprofits badge for 2022. This marks us as a non-profit organization of merit and it’s thanks to the community who support us.

From all of us here at Lifespan.io, thank you to everyone who has left us a review and for telling the world why our work is so important.

Giving Tuesday November 29th

Giving Tuesday 2022Giving Tuesday is fast approaching. While Giving Tuesday started out in the United States as a simple response to Black Friday and Digital Monday, it has ballooned into a worldwide effort that in 2021 included 80 countries participating and a total of $2.7 billion raised in donations.

With some countries (including the US) having 10% of their population or more contributing, Giving Tuesday has become an event in which people around the world become a part of something bigger than themselves and join with movements that make a significant difference in the world.

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join with us and with others in accelerating the defeat of aging. We are a non-profit foundation, and unlike some other organizations, we have no shareholders and no products to sell you.

Our advocacy foundation has big projects lined up for 2023, but we need your help to turn plans into action! Next year, we’ll be driving three main initiatives: Longevity Community Building, Education and Advocacy, and Decentralized Science.

Which initiative is most important to you? Show us what you’d like us to focus on most by donating to your favorite:


Community Building Box
  • Draw more community members and funding into our field via our high-impact Life Noggin YouTube channel edutainment content.
  • Grow and develop our community by running more public events like our annual Ending Age-Related Diseases conference, symposiums, and educational lectures.
  • Expand our Longevity Investor Network and give entrepreneurs more early-stage investment opportunities.
Education and Advocacy Box
Decentralized Science Box
  • Accelerate the Mindset Project, aiming to test promising non-drug interventions for Alzheimer’s disease using light and sound.
  • Implement a new form of blockchain-facilitated crowdfunding that raises large-scale support for a single targeted project.
  • Build architecture that facilitates first-in-kind crowdsourced clinical trials using physiological biomarkers. Learn more here.

All of our content is 100% free for everyone to enjoy, but it does mean that we rely on the help of people like you. Every contribution really helps, no matter if it’s big or small. You can also support us by making a monthly or one-off donation or in other ways at no cost to you.

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