Jason Hope, philanthropist and talented investor recently donated $500,000 to the Sens Foundation for their ground-breaking work on aging and age-related diseases. The Sens Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)(c) that researches the way age-related illnesses are treated. Some diseases show up in a human body only when the aging process begins. Organs, cells and blood vessels lose elasticity as well as functionality as we age, and this is when disease usually shows up. According to David Hogan, gerontologist and professor at Calgary University, some examples of age-related illnesses are: cardiovascular disease, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Jason Hope believes there is “too little research being conducted to develop effective treatments,” for any age-related illnesses. That is why he has donated so generously to The Sens Foundation’s research. Their belief is that if the aging process can be halted before any major damage is done to the various systems of the human body, age-related disease could become non-existent.
With Jason Hope’s generous contribution, The Sens Foundation constructed the “Cambridge SENS Laboratory.” Here, the primary research into ageing is focused on glucosepane and its affect on the human body. In layman terms, glucosepane creates an irreversible spider-webbed protein and carbohydrate chain throughout a body’s collagen, and accumulates as a person ages. Glucosepane buildup in the body inevitably leads to a stiffening of joints, arthritis and arteriosclerosis. Now that this protein has been identified as a key signature to aging, the SENS Laboratory is focusing on substances that may bind with the glucosepane and extract it out of the body. Jason Hope is optimistic that the more people better understand the aging process in relation to glucosepane, the bigger the spotlight for the SENS Foundation and its research.
Jason Hope is an philanthropist that invests in innovative, futuristic technologies that challenge today’s entrenched views. He earned an MBM from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and today is coveted for business expertise. He also offers grants to high school and college students to assist their ideas in the next possible technological discovery. If you would like more information on Jason Hope and what projects he is involved in, you can visit his website here. Or if you would like more information on the Cambridge SENS Laboratory and the latest development on glucosepane and aging, you can visit their website here.
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