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Strategies to Fight Aging

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While most organizations focus on slowing the rate at which age-related diseases occur and progress, more daring organizations seek to develop medical therapies that could reverse aging itself. Unfortunately, progress against aging has been slow due to a lack of sufficient funding caused by the mistaken belief that substantial progress against aging is not possible.

Slowing Aging

Most organizations dedicated to fighting aging focus on the traditional approach of slowing the rate at which age-related diseases occur and progress. Unfortunately, this approach will only be able to postpone the suffering and death caused by aging by only a few years at most. The following organizations support the traditional approach:

Reversing Aging

The following organizations share our goal of developing medical therapies to reverse aging:

Lack of Sufficient Funding

Progress against aging has been slow due to a lack of sufficient funding caused by the mistaken belief that substantial progress against aging is not possible. The combined funding for all organizations dedicated to fighting aging in the United States is only a little more than about $1 billion per year. Of that $1 billion less than $1 million goes to organizations that seek to reverse aging. According to the most optimistic estimate, $100 million per year for 10 years is needed to reverse aging in mice before any significant progress at reversing human aging can begin. This funding logjam is maintained because most scientists, the public, and politicians don't believe that substantial progress against aging is an achievable goal.

Breaking the Logjam

There are several ways to start breaking through this funding logjam. Please visit the "Take Action" page to see how you can help.