CHARITABLE FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
SCIENCE FOR LIFE EXTENSION FOUNDATION

Open Longevity

The time for anti-aging clinical trials has come
In 2004 three MIT engineers, brothers Benjamin and James Heywood and longtime friend Jeff Cole, launched a project to help their brother and friend Stephen Heywood, who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Inspired by Stephen's experiences, the co-founders and team conceptualized and built a health data-sharing platform that they believe can transform the way patients manage their own conditions, change the way industry conducts research and improve patient care. This is how Patients Like Me project was launched and we absolutely adore it.
12

years of data collection
400 000+

members
31 000 000

analized parameters
70+

published research studies
We have to deploy a project of a comparable scale in life extension.

Aging is a disease – that's clear for the researchers already. There's so much to be done in the laboratory by far: new drugs to be invented and new approaches to be discovered, mechanisms of aging to be further explored and bio-markers to be determined. But while all this is being done, why not try and test the things we already know? There are drugs known to slow aging down and increase life expectancy of lab animals. There are diets that are expected not only help you with your specific condition, if you have one, but extend your lifespan overall. Let's not waste our time and conduct clinical trials of these anti-aging therapies now. And then those to be invented too!

Those trials could help us come up with the therapy to be implied in the nearest future. Moreover, the data we will be gathering can be used in the further scientific research of more effective approaches.

Why do it ourselves? Well, there's a list of reasons Pharma won't do it. We are happy to become wrong about it, but unfortunately that's what we are observing now. There's gonna be a whole separate web-site explaining everything about traditional clinical trials and their issues with age-related therapies.

Our Foundation is working in the field of life extension for more than 8 years now and these days we are launching an Open Longevity project to join efforts in the fight against aging and age-related diseases.

There's some info about possible participation below. Three boxes are three options. BTW a participant in clinical trials may also be helpful as a volunteer. And clicking on all the three squares would be even better, so don't hinder yourself.
You can find out more on the project website: http://openlongevity.org

"Participation in clinical trials is associated with the risks of getting side effects. Not to participate in clinical trials of therapies against aging is also a risk. A delayed but guaranteed chance to get a great age-related disease."

Misha Batin
President and founder of the foundation
it's time

Join those working for their future