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MouseAge Update March 2018 – The Biomarker is launched and available on Apple Store

 

We are pleased to announce that the MouseAge app is now available at the Apple Store and researchers can download the application for free and use it in their research. A full press release was published by the MouseAge team today giving further details.

“We are very excited to be launching the MouseAge photo app enabling the collection of the imaging and video database that will be repurposed for biomarker development once we train the deep neural networks on the animal data collected. This database of pictures and videos of mice collected under a controlled set of conditions but at the same time in a way, which is easy to replicate in any laboratory anywhere in the world will be very important for the machine learning community. We will also learn to establish a set of guidelines and standards to work with these data types in other species including humans”, said Anastasia Georgievskaya, the co-founder and managing director of YLabs.AI.

This is great news for research and a testament to the efforts of the community who helped to get the MouseAge project funded at Lifespan.io last year. It just goes to show that we are a community can have a real impact on the direction science it taking and it really is wonderful to see the fruits of our labor arriving and being used in the lab.

Scientists working with C57BL/6 mice are invited to contribute images to the project. A collaboration would entail downloading the app and taking pictures of 200 normal aging B6 mice. US institutions may require IACUC approval to take pictures of mice and collaborators are encouraged to request such a permission.

And for researchers, you can download the application today and start using it. By taking pictures and sending them to the cloud you are helping to improve the system which is in a constant state of learning and improving and ultimately could become a very useful biomarker for aging research.

Thank you to all our backers who donated to the project you really have helped to make a difference to aging research!

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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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