The folks over at Betterhumans are apparently reading my mind again. While I was writing a newsletter on the role of prizes in stimulating aging research, Simon Smith was writing an article on exactly the same topic. Great minds and all that. Read them both, and you'll agree that anti-aging research needs a prize to help lift it from the doldrums of obscurity and underfunding. Similar prizes have transformed the private aerospace industry, and once upon a time helped to build the entire aviation industry. They have been very successful, so we should be following suit with a prize for aging research!