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The folks behind Deep Knowledge Ventures, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, and the Aging Analytics Agency have recently produced a comprehensive report mapping the aging research community.

Volume I – The Science of Longevity

This is the first volume of a series, an 800-page report that details the people, initiatives, non-profits, labs and companies involved in making rejuvenation biotechnology a reality, and well worth a read. Over the last few years, the field of geroscience and aging research has grown considerably, gaining increasing support each year, and so producing a summary of the field was quite a mammoth task.

It seems that this will be one of several reports tracking the field, and it should be followed by four more reports in 2018 and a report every year thereafter. This is a similarly titanesque task, but it is also one of significant importance. Here is a direct link to download the entire report.

The report covers a variety of the scientific approaches being employed in the fight against age-related diseases, ranging from traditional, metabolism-manipulating drug interventions to more direct, repair-based approaches, such as those advocated for in the Hallmarks of Aging and by the SENS Research Foundation.

Conclusion

One could view this kind of initiative like laying a foundation that prepares the way for large-scale investment in the future. Having a comprehensive report like this will come in very handy to help guide investment, and once governmental bodies catch up with developments, it can hopefully help them lend their support to proceedings as well.

CategoryNews, Research
About the author

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).
  1. October 29, 2018

    Dear Team, I have tried to download the report but there seems to be an error with the link. May I please request if you could send me the report. Many thanks

    • mm
      October 30, 2018

      They appear to have moved it but the links are now updated again so it should work for you.

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