We Want to Solve the Biggest Problem in Human History: Aging
Age-related diseases are not only collectively the biggest killers worldwide, they rob people of their independence and dignity.
Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, stroke, heart disease, frailty, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and more are caused by the aging processes. Your age is the greatest risk factor for developing these diseases and the suffering they bring.
We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy longer and healthier lives that are free from age-related diseases. There are some potentially game-changing medical technologies on the horizon that could be truly transformative for healthcare and how we treat age-related diseases.
We are leading the movement for longer and healthier lives
Since 2014 our non-profit organization has advocated for the development of medical technologies to rejuvenate aged tissues and organs. By directly targeting the aging processes, many age-related diseases might be prevented, delayed or treated at once. By sponsoring, democratizing and funding aging research, combined with responsible journalism, we aim to accelerate progress towards this important goal for all humankind.
We are a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. You can learn more about the ways we are helping to drive progress forward and build what could become the largest market in human history by expanding the sections below.
While our field is an exciting one, there is unfortunately a problem with misinformation and snake oil. Marketing spin, hype, and misleading information designed to sell you products are constant issues.
Our commitment to responsible journalism helps you to cut through the snake oil and get to the facts. This means you can make informed decisions about your future health and help loved ones to do the same.
And because we are a non-profit organization we will never try to sell you products. This allows us to bring you news free from influence by government or commercial interests.
Since we launched our research fundraising website, Lifespan.io in 2015, we have raised over $750,000 for important aging research and worked with institutions including Harvard Medical School and SENS Research Foundation. Funded research includes mitochondrial repair, DNA damage, functional biomarkers of aging, and a rapamycin human trial.
This research could potentially help to speed up progress towards longer, healthier lives and may benefit you in the future.
We are active in the decentralized science (DeSci) movement, which aims to increase scientific funding, free knowledge from silos, and cut out profit-motivated intermediaries such as publisher conglomerates that lock scientific data behind paywalls.
Thanks to DeSci fundraising, we launched our own research program in 2022, with the first project being the Mindset project. We are developing a light and sound headset that may help to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
We are a partner organization of the Longevity Prize, a DeSci initiative aiming to accelerate research efforts. This is a series of prizes to honor and accelerate progress in longevity and rejuvenation brought to you thanks to VitaDAO, Foresight Institute, Methuselah Foundation, and Lifespan.io.
As part of our DeSci strategy, Lifespan.io is working on a variety of innovative Web3 efforts to raise funds and awareness for research aimed at extending healthy human lifespan. This includes creating a massive-scale metaversal game to raise hundreds of millions for agins research, organizing the first-of-its-kind decentralized clinical trial for digital therapies targetting dementia, and pioneering new forms of perpetual and NFT-based fundraising for public goods.
We are also able to offer fiscal sponsorship arrangements, which offers a way for a cause to attract donors even when it is not yet recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). If you would like to talk to us about fiscal sponsorship, please get in contact.
Solving aging will need a coordinated industry working together to turn aging research into prescribable medicine. This is where Lifespan.io is really helping to move things forward.
Our annual Ending Age-Related Diseases conference brings entrepreneurs and investors, pharma and biotech companies, researchers, and government organizations together. Fostering the exchange of information and encouraging cooperation between the various parts of the industry is the goal of our conference.
We also talk about our advocacy work and the open-access resources we make available to the public and the industry at other conferences and events. You can find upcoming longevity events near you on our longevity events calendar.
The Longevity Investor Network is an initiative to bring investors and promising rejuvenation biotech startups together. We help to connect biotech research with the funding and business opportunities it needs to take it from bench to bedside. If you’re interested in investing or getting your startup in front of investors, reach out to us.
We also encourage discussion and community through our public longevity forum on Discord. Meeting like-minded people interested in longevity is a great way to learn about available resources and who is doing what so that we as a community can avoid duplicating efforts.
Forming strategic partnerships with aligned organizations is an important part of our community-building strategy. We do not believe in trying to reinvent the wheel and are keen to work with other organizations who share our goals. If you are interested in exploring potential partnerships with us, please get in touch!
Knowledge is power, and thanks to our educational and edutainment activities, learning about aging has never been easier.
To achieve this, we have created knowledge hubs covering lifestyle, supplements, biology of aging, finance and blockchain and advocacy. And if you are new here, the Aging and Longevity 101 page will help you get started. This makes it easier to learn about the things that interest you the most without the hassle of searching the entire site to find it.
If you are looking for books to read about aging and longevity, check out the longevity book hub. We also have the Rejuvenation Roadmap, a curated database that tracks the many approaches and companies developing interventions against aging and their progress.
Education often doesn’t come to mind in conjunction with fun, but this is exactly what edutainment is. It’s education but with the goal of making learning an engaging and inspiring experience.
We have two edutainment channels, so if you prefer to learn through watching videos, Life Noggin and Science to Save the world should fit the bill. These edutainment shows serve up content in a pop-sci style to make learning fun. Life Noggin and Science to Save the world explore aging research and a host of other scientific topics in an accessible way that is sure to pique your curiosity.
Edutainment serves an increasingly important role in our communication strategy and supports our advocacy work by allowing us to reach a wider audience. Many people simply do not know about the amazing aging and rejuvenation research happening right now in the labs, and edutainment is a powerful tool to show them.
Why support us?
We are a dedicated team of experts who are here to help you get the most of out of this website and learn about this fascinating field of medical science. Our team consists of business experts, scientists, filmakers, content producers, animators, script writers, and journalists working together to raise awareness of the fact that age-related diseases could become a thing of the past.
Imagine having more years of healthy life to enjoy the things you love doing, extra time with friends and family, traveling the world, or even learning new skills. Whatever your passion, a longer, healthy life would allow you to do those things.
We are building the foundations for a future free from age-related diseases that could benefit you, your loved ones, and all of humanity.
Don’t just take our word for it
We collaborate with many of the leading experts in the field of aging research and rejuvenation, and here is what some of them have to say about us.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Department of Endocrinology Medicine and the Department of Genetics
Tufts University - Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia (NEPS) Team
In the world of today, social proof is very important and helps establish trust. While we believe our work speaks for itself, it’s also important to hear what others think about it. We have been awarded a top-rated non-profit badge for a number of years. We think the reviews from our supporters speak for themselves.