Today, we are delighted to announce that there is to be a third funding match for the NAD+ Mouse Project!
Dr. David Sinclair will be personally matching the next $5000 in donations for the last 10 days of the campaign to help reach the final $60,000 goal. Now, that is what we call a devoted scientist!
If the project can reach this final fundraising goal, the project will greatly increase in scope and become a full-on lifespan study, including the collection of months of long-term data for NMN. This is the ultimate goal of the project and will allow the research team at Harvard Medical School to obtain enough NMN to be able to investigate a wide range of health measures as well as get a detailed picture of how long-term treatment with NMN affects the aging processes.
There is already a fair amount of data on the short-term use of NMN in mice and, shortly, humans. However, the one thing we currently lack are long-term studies for mice treated with NMN; this final goal will allow the research team to closely monitor the mice for up to two years, conduct many tests to assess healthspan and changes to physical and cognitive ability, and have an endpoint of recording any increase in maximum lifespan.
In addition, the data collected during the study will also help to inform human studies, some of which are currently underway at Harvard Medical School. Data from the ICE mice could provide fast initial results, and data from the normally aging mice could validate the human studies in the long term.
David Sinclair will also be answering questions today at 11 AM EDT in an Ask Me Anything on the Futurology subreddit. If you have questions about NMN or NAD+ biology or are curious about his research in general, today is the chance to ask him anything.
Could NMN be a true longevity pill? You have the opportunity to help us find out. Visit the NAD+ Mouse Project today, and help us reach the final goal!