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A Database to Track Aging Research Progress

The Rejuvenation Roadmap launches.


One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is “How is progress going in aging research?” It is something we are asked so often that we decided to provide the community with a resource that will help them to keep track of progress directly.

To that end, today we have launched our new curated database, The Rejuvenation Roadmap, which will be tracking the progress of the many therapies and projects in the rejuvenation biotechnology field. This database aims to give a quick visual summary of the status of each drug or therapy along with some additional information for people interested in learning more about them.

We believe that an informed community is an effective one, and this was one of our motivations for developing this new database. There are many resources for scientists, such as the superb databases of the Human Ageing Genomic Resources maintained by Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães, which are excellent for researchers. However, we noticed that there was no database that tracked the efforts of the many researchers and projects in the field, and while some people do maintain lists, they are often not public facing, easy to access, or user-friendly.

Obviously, this is very much a work in progress, and the current list of therapies is relatively small, but it does give an idea of how it will work, and it is not hard to see how this could grow into a comprehensive resource for the community. The database will continue to grow and be updated as time passes, giving a unique, up-to-date overview of where the science and progress currently is. We hope that you like what we are doing with The Rejuvenation Roadmap and that you will find it useful.

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.
  1. jimofoz
    June 11, 2018

    Excellent work guys.

    • June 12, 2018

      Thanks Jim, obviously a LOT more work to do here but you get the idea.

  2. Thomas Balsløv
    June 12, 2018

    Fantastic work!
    Thank you so much!

  3. rmcchurch
    June 14, 2018

    Steve, really great to see a status report for all pertinent projects for aging by LEAF. Between yours/LEAF work and Reason’s “Fight Aging”, we can speed up the process for rejuv treatments, ADG not withstanding, of course.

    BTW, if the left side of this chart work that has a ways to go before getting to clinical studies? Just want to be sure I have a clear understanding of the chart.


    • June 14, 2018

      Thanks Robert, yes the more to the left the marker is the earlier in the process it is. So those projects more to the right into the clinical trial phases are in humans and being tested. There are a few and I have lots more projects to add to the database.

  4. Corbin
    June 14, 2018

    Hello, I just have one suggestion, that a brief description or link appear when you hover the mouse over an aging hallmark. I love this Roadmap and will be visiting it often, great work!

  5. Rick Smith
    June 15, 2018

    This is great!

  6. tamhunt
    June 15, 2018

    Excellent! Would love more description on how this was created, choices made, etc. Also, embedded links to key information on each therapy and progress on each would be cool.

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