Sunday, August 12, 2007

Methuselah Mouse (Anti-Aging) Prize Updates

The Mprize has a blog with a lot of recent posts:

Bruno Giussani Interviews Aubrey de Grey - on a $3.5M donation the foundation has received (much of which requires matching contributions), on anti-aging research they're sponsoring, and a book "Ending Aging" that Aubrey de Grey is writing.

Announcing the Methuselah Foundation Logo Competition - logo competitions seem to be a popular idea!

The Second 300 Member Dinner - for those who have pledged $1000 per year to the Foundation

Please Welcome New Members to the 300 - Several new long-term donation members have joined.

The Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging - The foundation wins a $50,000 prize.

Methuselah Foundation Announces New Mprize Competitor - This post gives some background on the (currently) $4.5M prize to be the team that does the best job lenthening the lifespan of a mouse. The article gives some background on the new competitor, why she decided to join the competition, and what types of research she intends to perform while going after the prize.

Welcome Ben Zealley to the Methuselah Foundation Scientific Team - welcomes a new researcher.