The SENS Research Foundation was founded in order to do research that will lead to the application of regenerative medicine to aging. SENSE stands for “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence”, and was first formed in 2009 by Aubrey de Grey. In 2010, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jason Hope became involved with the foundation and recently donated $500,000 to establish a laboratory in Cambridge. The lab will focus on creating what the foundation calls “AGE-breakers“, drugs that break down advance glyscation end products. The metabolic was accumulates in human tissues an cause the elasticity of the skin and blood vessels to decrease with age.
There is very little research that compares the benefits of AGE-breaker treatments but will more donations like Mr. Hope’s the scientific community will continue to get closer to a breakthrough.Jason Hope is constantly looking toward the future, and has been identified as a futurist for his commitment to the Internet of Things. Jason is from Tempe, Arizona and attended Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University’s Carey School of Business. In a recent interview with ideamensch.com, Jason talked about his interest in technology and what it will do for humankind in the future.
He finds the IoT perhaps the most intriguing technology of his generation. He believes that in the very near future, all of our homes will be dependent on our devices that are part of the IoT, from lighting, heating, and cooling already in play in 2017. Hope thinks that the IoT will have its greatest effect on our health as devices that regulate and monitor our fitness and biometrics become available. One of the most forward-thinking young people in the business world, Jason Hop is on the forefront of the IoT and has donated his time and money to exploring its capabilities.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) June 20, 2016