Fight Aging! links to resources for various healthy life extension practices, rejuvenation research initiatives, and the supporting community. The intent is not to build an exhaustive list in each category, or overall, but rather to provide a focused and useful starting point for newcomers. The contents of this page are occasionally updated - so assume it is at least a little behind the times, given the speed with which research and development progresses these days.
- Advocacy and Activism
- Longevity Industry Companies and Conferences
- Longevity Industry Venture Capital
- Science and Industry News
- Research Funding Sources
- Scientific Publications
- Forums and Mailing Lists
Alliance for Aging Research
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal experience of aging and health. They offer a wide range of useful resources and links on their web site.
American Aging Association (AGE)
AGE is a non-profit group advocating biomedical studies to slow the aging process, public education about aging and healthy life extension research, and better knowledge of gerontology among physicians.
Biogerontology Research Foundation
Basic biochemical research seeks to elucidate the workings of biological systems, thereby producing an invaluable body of knowledge about how we age at the molecular and cellular level. Great strides have been made in this field in recent years, and the research discipline called Biogerontology is well respected. Yet, acquiring this important information does not of itself improve human health. There is a gap between discovering the nature of ageing and incorporating that knowledge into medical practice. The Biogerontology Research Foundation seeks to fill this gap within the research community, whereby the current scientific understanding of the ageing process is not yet being sufficiently exploited to produce effective medical interventions.
Forever Healthy Foundation
Our mission is to enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan and be part of the first generation to cure aging.
We are a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, and we rely upon an international team of journalists, scientists, content creators, and other industry experts who are focused on aging research and promoting healthy human longevity through the development of rejuvenation biotechnology and regenerative medicine. To achieve this goal our news outlet publishes daily news stories, our team creates educational videos, we host conferences and events to bring researchers and public together each year, we launch crowdfunding campaigns for research, and engage with policymakers and the general public.
Longecity is a grassroots organization founded to help humanity conquer the blight of involuntary death. We depend on the generous help of members and volunteers to gather information, fund projects, promote scientific research and discuss questions concerning the possibility of human physical immortality.
The Methuselah Foundation works towards promoting effective scientific research for healthy life extension. The Methuselah Foundation runs the well regarded Mprize for longevity research and New Organ Prize, and supports research programs conducted by the SENS Research Foundation.
Palo Alto Longevity Prize
The Palo Alto Longevity Prize is a science competition dedicated to ending aging. Ours is one of a growing number of initiatives around the world pursuing this goal--the more shots on goal the better. Through an incentive prize, our specific aim is to nurture innovations that end aging by restoring the body's homeostatic capacity and promoting the extension of a sustained and healthy lifespan.
Science for Life Extension Foundation
A Russian advocacy group with strong ties to the biogerontology community in that country and a lot in common with the US-based Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation.
SENS Research Foundation
SENS Research Foundation was founded to develop, promote and ensure widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions to the disabilities and diseases of aging. We shall be focusing on the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) identified by our Chief Science Officer, Dr Aubrey de Grey, and combining direct research efforts with education, affiliation and outreach programs.
Longevity Industry Companies and Conferences
Aging Biotech Info
The Aging Biotech Info site provides curated lists of the biotech companies and conference series making up the still young longevity industry, focused on ways to intervene in the aging process.
Longevity Industry Venture Capital
A fair number of business development companies exist, some of which do operate as funds in a limited way in addition to creating their own spin-out companies, such as Life Biosciences, Cambrian Biopharma, Juvenescence, and others. These are not included in this list, which is focused on more on a representative list of longevity-focused, traditionally structured funds.
We take the long view in creating the next generation of medicines. If an invention or therapy is just becoming ready to be accelerated to the clinic, Apollo serves as a strategic partner to scientists, helping them take their first steps as a biotechnology company. We help build great teams and leverage our network in the scientific and entrepreneurial communities to make sure our companies succeed.
Emerging Longevity Ventures
A fund run by long-standing members of the longevity community.
As part of Michael Greve's Forever Healthy Initiative we directly support the creation of startups turning research on molecular and cellular repair of the root causes of aging into therapies for human application.
LongeVC was created to support early-stage biotech and longevity-focused founders on their way to gain industrial momentum, raise capital, and grow to become the shapers of tomorrow's biotech industry.
The Longevity Fund
The Longevity Fund finds or creates companies that aim to extend the period of healthy human life and ameliorate age-related decline in physical function. We seek to capture the financial returns inherent in therapeutics that treat age-related disease by targeting aging damage. A global demographic shift to a more aged population and rising costs of end-of-life healthcare make this area of urgent unmet medical need a high-value investment focus.
Longevity Vision Fund
Longevity Vision Fund (LVF) is a venture capital fund that invests in technologies with the potential to disrupt life sciences and healthcare to help people live longer and healthier lives. The fund's mission is to accelerate longevity breakthroughs and to make them more accessible and affordable to everyone.
Methuselah Fund The Methuselah Fund is designed to accelerate results in the longevity field, extending the healthy human lifespan. Our success is measured by financial return on investments and furthering the mission, with the mission being the priority. Our DNA stems from the Methuselah Foundation, which has been working hard during the last 16 years to extend the healthy human lifespan. Our access to the key players in this space is significant and our ability to help our companies thrive is proven.
Lifespan.io News We are a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, and we rely upon an international team of journalists, scientists, content creators, and other industry experts who are focused on aging research and promoting healthy human longevity through the development of rejuvenation biotechnology and regenerative medicine. To achieve this goal our news outlet publishes daily news stories, our team creates educational videos, we host conferences and events to bring researchers and public together each year, we launch crowdfunding campaigns for research, and engage with policymakers and the general public.
Longevity.Technology We bring together innovators and investors to commercialise the companies that will form the longevity economy. There are already 100+ rejuvenation biotechs working on unique therapies and building R&D pipelines to increase healthspan and lifespan. At the same time, all around the world, innovators are releasing nanobots, reprogramming nerve signals and applying AI to create exciting and scalable contributions to human Longevity.
Longevity Marketcap Newsletter
Weekly longevity biotechnology investing analysis. Aging is a malleable biological process. Scientists have been turning the knobs of aging to extend healthy lifespans of model organisms since the 90s. Today, a growing number of biotechnology startups are developing therapies that target biological aging. Some of these therapies are in clinical trials as we speak. Longevity biotechnology represents the biggest transformative change and investing opportunity in the history of humanity. Rejuvenation is the future of medicine.
American Federation for Aging Research
Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine. Their mission is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research.
Buck Institute for Age Research
The Buck Institute mission is to increase the healthy years of each individual's life through clinically relevant biomedical research and education on the aging process and age-associated diseases.
Forever Healthy Foundation
Our mission is to enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan and be part of the first generation to cure aging. In order to accelerate the access to healthy longevity for all of us we directly fund cutting-edge research on molecular and cellular repair to combat the root causes of aging and support the creation of startups turning that research into therapies for human application.
The purpose of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, which was founded in 1965 by Paul F. Glenn, is to extend the healthy productive years of life through research on the mechanisms of biological aging. The Glenn Foundation supports its programs through the American Federation for Aging Research and does not make direct awards.
Longevity Medical Research Foundation
The LMRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization which holds fundraising events to help support medical research, focusing on pathology that impairs and shortens one's quality of health, especially in later years. The LRMF funds SENS research with the first priority as developing an innovative strategy to prevent atherosclerosis.
The Methuselah Foundation works towards promoting effective scientific research for healthy life extension by funding startup companies and research prizes.
The Thiel Foundation defends and promotes freedom in all its dimensions: political, personal, and economic. It is noteworthy for its funding of SENS Foundation research.
US National Institutes of Health
The NIH funds a wide range of medical research, a small fraction of which is related to understanding aging and developing anti-aging medicine. This small fraction is still a sizable portion of the total funds available to researches from all sources. It is worth noting that other parts of the US government are attempting to prevent or ban anti-aging research and medical technology, however.
The ongoing revolution in aging research calls for a High-Impact Research, Open-Access Journal. AGING primarily publishes papers of outstanding significance, exceptional novelty, and ground-breaking discoveries in all disciplines from yeast to humans and from evolution to medicine.
PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. It can be searched for specific topics, such as "aging" or "longevity", and authors. You might also look at PubMed Central, which hosts all of the open-access publications indexed in PubMed in a searchable archive - though most are also available in the original open-access journals that published them.
Rejuvenation Research publishes cutting-edge work on rejuvenation therapies in the laboratory and clinic. The Journal presents the latest research on the necessary molecular and cellular mechanisms for these novel therapeutic approaches to be most effective. Dr. de Grey and the Journal's outstanding international editorial board present key explorations and advances in the science of aging. The scientific developments presented by the Journal may ultimately contribute to achievement of the ultimate scientific goal of slowing or reversing the aging process.
Providing numerous open databases on aging, from genetics to species life span data, and general information on aging and aging research.
Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae explain in detail the SENS research program, aimed at the development of rejuvenation biotechnology, and the science supporting it. This is the best extant overview of SENS, the state of scientific knowledge regarding the root causes of aging, and what can be done to build therapies to reverse aging.
The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to preserve human life with the intent of restoring good health when technology becomes available to do so.
The Cryonics Institute is a non-profit organization. Our objective is to successfully prove the viability of cryonics so our members who choose cryopreservation can live again to see a brighter future. With over 100 patients currently in cryostasis, we recognize the responsibility we have to not only maintain, but more important, to eventually revive the patients in our care when and if that procedure becomes scientifically possible.
Scientists' Open Letter on Cryonics
"Cryonics is a legitimate science-based endeavor that seeks to preserve human beings, especially the human brain, by the best technology available. Future technologies for resuscitation can be envisioned that involve molecular repair by nanomedicine, highly advanced computation, detailed control of cell growth, and tissue regeneration."
CR Society Forum
The CR Society is an active community dedicated to calorie restriction diets.
Longecity maintains a healthy, active forum on topics relating to the achievement of physical immortality through technology. It has a transhumanist, futurist focus, but life extension is the core message.
This subreddit is not about solving problems that can be solved by diet, supplementation, sleep, exercise, or fasting. A good lifestyle helps increase the percentage of the healthy part of a life span, as well as reduces risk of early death or chronic sickness or disability, but does not help in defeating the inevitable age related disease. There is nothing as of 2019 that you can purchase or sign up for and get some of the benefits that are the aim of this subreddit (addressing multi-factors of age related damage and disease). The goals that are part of this subreddit's theme are being worked on in the form of very early research, and the expected time frame of such advances hitting the market are years away, but we are here to follow the progress.
Last updated: May 8th 2021