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Great news! The NAD+ Mouse Project has passed its second fundraising stretch goal, which means that the experiment will greatly expand its scope.

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The research team will now have enough funding to buy enough NMN to conduct long-term studies on its effects on health and the aging processes. The project will monitor the mice for up to two years and collect a huge amount of data about their health, cognition, and aging, and it is the first longevity study of NMN in normally aging mice.

Can NMN delay or reverse the aging process in mice? This study is a solid step towards answering that question, and the data collected here could also potentially be used to support the ongoing human trial happening at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This success also shows the will of the community to support and drive scientific research on aging and really help to push the boundaries of knowledge. We are a growing community, and, as the technologies, we all want to arrive are now beginning to enter human trials, more and more people are taking up the torch to support healthier, longer lives free from age-related diseases. The prospect of ending age-related diseases in the next few decades seems to now be within striking distance, and everyone who has donated to this and other projects on Lifespan.io has helped to make that day arrive sooner.

A special thank you to Sonal Alla, The Global Foundation for Human Aging Research, David Chambers, and the 10k donor who helped the project smash its initial goal in the first 48 hours of the campaign!

We would like to thank the community for its support, and, with over 260 backers for this project, that is a great amount of support indeed. The project has, at this moment, raised $63,000 to launch the experiment at Harvard Medical School, and there are still three more days left if you would like to donate and grab some of the cool donor rewards available through the fundraiser.

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).
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