Today Elena Milova and I made a short video discussing the aging process, drug development and aging biomarkers in support of the Agemeter project. We talked a little bit about how aging is made up of a number of distinct processes, often called hallmarks or damages, and how functional aging is an excellent way to determine how well someone is aging.

There are a variety of genetic and biochemical biomarkers commonly used in aging research but they are often time-consuming and costly. The benefit of having a simple and cost-effective panel of biomarkers would be an advantage to researchers, health care providers and home enthusiasts, this is where the Agemeter comes in.

The Agemeter determines the relative biological age of a person by testing a panel of functional aging biomarkers. Many of these biomarkers included in the testing panel of the device are popular and accepted clinical tests used by physicians during health checkups and are well known for their association with a person’s age.

How well a person copes with tasks involving physical and visual reaction time, their ability to see and their lung capacity tell us a great deal about their general health but also about how well they are aging. A device such as the Agemeter could be very useful to not only researchers testing interventions against the aging processes but also the health care provider and home enthusiast wishing to monitor their health. 

The goal of this project is to help speed up aging research by giving researchers a simple and cost-effective biomarker system. You can make a real difference by donating, helping us to create a valuable research tool and help people monitor their health. Please visit the project page today and show your support. 

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Elena Milova

As a devoted advocate of rejuvenation technologies since 2013, Elena is providing the community with a systemic vision how aging is affecting our society. Her research interests include global and local policies on aging, demographic changes, public perception of the application of rejuvenation technologies to prevent age-related diseases and extend life, and related public concerns. Elena is a co-author of the book “Aging prevention for all” (in Russian, 2015) and the organizer of multiple educational events helping the general public adopt the idea of eventually bringing aging under medical control.
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Steve Hill

As a scientific writer and a devoted advocate of healthy longevity and the technologies to promote them, Steve has provided the community with hundreds of educational articles, interviews, and podcasts, helping the general public to better understand aging and the means to modify its dynamics. His materials can be found at H+ Magazine, Longevity reporter, Psychology Today and Singularity Weblog. He is a co-author of the book “Aging Prevention for All” – a guide for the general public exploring evidence-based means to extend healthy life (in press).
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