Our mission is to prevent the negative effects of aging.
Over the last 100 years, medical science has made many important breakthroughs that enable people to live longer and healthier lives. A century ago, a 40 year old could expect to live, on average, 9 more years. Today, a 40 year old is likely to live at least another 35 years. However, most of this increase in life expectancy is due to improvements in sanitation and the quality of health care, rather than new treatments that affect the aging process itself. This is an increase in life expectancy, not an increase in maximum life span. Unfortunately, this increase in life expectancy is accompanied by decreasing vitality and increasing susceptibility to disease.
After millennia of fruitless efforts to slow the hands of time, scientists are beginning to understand the molecular causes of aging, and to discover genes and pharmaceutical therapies that increase life span in model organisms. Variants of single genes have been identified that can increase life span by up to 100% in Saccharomyces cerevisiae(yeast), Caenorhabditis elegans(worm), Drosophila melanogaster (fly), and Mus musculus (mouse). It is likely we will find genes that have a similar effect in humans. More importantly, the fact that genetic and pharmaceutical therapies work to extend the life span of these organisms leads us to believe that similar therapies will work in people.
At Longenity, we are using the tools of 21st century biology and information sciences to describe and measure the molecular changes that occur during the aging process. We are using these changes as guides in the discovery of therapies that slow aging and re mediate the damage done by the aging process. Our unique marketing approach promises to result in the first effective interventions in human aging, giving to people not just longevity, but longevity with vigor and optimal health.