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The 2018 Project for Awesome concluded on Sunday, December 9, and we had some really good videos in support of our work. We wanted to share a few of our favorite videos with you today.

Our president, Keith Comito, kicked things off with our official P4A video, and he shared a few words about why longer, healthier lifespans are desirable and why we should end age-related diseases by supporting aging research.

Staff writer Nicola and his friend Giuliano made this video about aging and what science is doing to defeat age-related diseases. The duo does a great job at presenting a serious subject but in a fun and lighthearted way that you will hopefully enjoy.

Jason Schmitt, the director of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, which was released earlier this year, created this video in support of our work. Jason has been instrumental in the campaign for Open Access science, and we urge you to watch his film, as it highlights a crisis in scientific publishing and the ability of people to access it.

Emanuele Ascani filmed a video in which he talks about the work of LEAF and gives a summary of some of our achievements in the last few years and why what we do is important. He is very enthusiastic about the Rejuvenation Roadmap, which is our curated database that tracks progress in aging research and shows how close therapies are to human use. We are really happy that he is enjoying this feature, and we will be updating it soon.

Finally, Elena Milova, our Outreach Director, sang a song about aging research and the hope that one day soon, we will end age-related diseases. She really put heart and soul into this, and her energy and enthusiasm for the cause is inspiring.

We would like to thank everyone who took part by making a video for us and, of course, everyone who voted for our videos. Even if we do not win this year, we are very proud of the community and everyone who supported us during the event.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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