Over the last few decades, there has been much speculation among scientists as to what the ceiling for human life expectancy is. Cases like that of Jeanne calmest, live to the age of 122 years old, strongly suggest that current life expectancies are nowhere near the maximum ceiling. In fact, many scientists have suggested that life expectancy of humans has far greater potential than has been achieved thus far. With optimal care and, perhaps, through such novel technologies as genetic engineering, many biologists believe that the human life ceiling can be extended to 125 years and beyond.
Jason Hope is one of America’s most accomplished internet entrepreneurs. Across a career spanning decades, he has founded some of the most innovative companies in the history of technology. These include such stunning as successes as Jawa, the first premium mobile content streaming service, which was able to beat Apple and the iTunes store to their own business model by more than 10 years.
Hope has long held an intense interest in medicine, particularly in the ability of science to stave off the effects of aging, potentially leading to a dramatic increase in human life expectancy. Recently, Hope recently announced that he had donated more than $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, one of the most prestigious private medical research organizations in the United States today. Hope has stated that the majority of this money will go to atherosclerosis research, a disease responsible for the vast majority of deaths in the United States.
Atherosclerosis is directly responsible for the majority of cases of coronary artery disease and heart attack in the United States. But it is also responsible for diseases ranging from kidney failure to peripheral artery disease as well as stroke and cerebral hemorrhages. Hope has even more profound reasons for funding atherosclerosis than merely the elimination of these diseases. Hope believes that if modern science is able to understand the processes that lead to atherosclerosis formation at the molecular level, that knowledge may be successfully transferred to other fields, enabling physicians to wield new tools in the fight against many of the diseases associated with advancing age.
As an avid reader of the medical literature, Hope has long been aware that the same molecular processes associated with the formation of atherosclerosis are strongly associated with other disease processes, such as arthritis, glaucoma and even the wrinkling of skin. It is this insight that has led him to believe that it may be possible to eliminate all of these diseases.
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