Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn - a donor to the M Prize for anti-aging research - has launched a new institute at Harvard to "accelerate the pace of research into the molecular mechanisms that govern aging." The lab will be directed by David Sinclair, the Sirtris cofounder known for work on calorie restriction mimetics. "A significant portion of the resources will be used to recruit two additional faculty members focused on aging research and to build out the labs with advanced research technology and animal models. Additionally, research pilot grants will be awarded by a steering committee to investigators wanting to investigate novel areas of molecular research addressing critical questions in the normal aging process. These pilot grants will produce data that can be used to attract larger government grants." Good news indeed!