Sunday, September 09, 2007

Anti-Aging Prize: New Competitor, Dinner, and Book

The following are all from the Methuselah Mouse Prize Blog. The prize is for teams that can extend the lifespan of lab mice.

Professor Andrzej Bartke Re-enters the Mprize Competition - Professor Barke, "Professor of Physiology and Internal Medicine, Director of Geriatric Medicine and Distinguished Scholar at Southern Illinois School of Medicine", won the Longevity Mprize a few years ago for a mouse that lived 5 years. The article describes some of the lines of research the professor is currently undertaking.

Ending Aging Hits the Bookshelves - This is by Aubrey de Grey, chair of the Methuselah Foundation, and Michael Rae. From the review: "By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science".

At the Three Hundred Member Dinner - This post has some pictures of the special dinner for major donors to the Foundation.

Update (Sep 11): Between Presentations at SENS3 - This one is on the Third Conference on Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senesence, includes a number of pictures of the conference.