January 2014

January 2014


2014 SRF Summer Scholar Applications Are Here


SENS Research Foundation is proud to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work with world-renowned leaders of the regenerative medicine field as part of the 2014 SRF Summer 

Scholars Program.


SRF is again partnering with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). In addition, three new universities will be participating in the Summer Scholars Program this year.


The Centre for the Advancement for Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) will be hosting SRF Summer Scholars at the University of Oxford and the University College London. And, student research will also be conducted at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Harvard School of Medicine.


Students interested in conducting research to combat the diseases of aging should visit http://sens.org/2014-summer-scholars.


We also invite you to forward the program flyer (click the screenshot above or visit this link) to any university, organization, or student you think might be interested in a paid regenerative medicine internship this summer. 


SENS Research Foundation Year-End Fundraising Campaign A Success
In November 2013, SRF announced our year-end fundraising campaign. We set a goal to raise $100,000 in a little over six weeks. You, our supporters, came through for us in an incredible way. Everyone at SRF was thrilled by the overwhelming response. We initially received 3 grants from the Methuselah Foundation, Jason Hope, and Fight Aging! Each offered to match the first $15,000 we raised. We then received an additional grant of $15,000 in December from Michael Cooper. 
All in all, we raised over $105,000 in donations and matching grants. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make it possible for us to meet and even exceed our campaign goal. We would also like to thank our sustaining supporters, individuals who have arranged to donate to us monthly all year long to help fund our efforts to fight age-related disease. And of course thank you to all of our matching grant providers.
Watch your inbox throughout the coming months for exciting news about our plans to further expand the work of SENS Research Foundation. Our mission – to transform the way the world researches and treats age-related disease - can only be achieved with your continued support.
"We all want to live longer, healthier lives. In order to achieve this we need to change our approach to medicine. It's not just about treating, it's about preventing."
- Jason Hope
Thank you again for all your support in 2013 and into the future.



Education Blog: A Study of the Effect of Histone Acetylation on ATM Activation and the SASP by SRF Intern Meredith Giblin


The December 4, 2013 Education Blog post focuses on the work of SRF intern Meredith Giblin. Meredith spent the summer in the lab of Dr. Judith Campisi at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Christopher Wiley. Her summer project focused on the role of histone deacetylases in inducing the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), which consists of a myriad of factors secreted by senescent cells that are associated with inflammation and malignancy.


Click here to read the full post on our website.


Upcoming Events


Public Lecture: Rejuvenation biotechnology: the sweet spot between prevention and treatment of age-related ill-health, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, at the University of Buckingham, Feb. 27, 2014.


Dr. Aubrey de Grey, presenting at Transhuman Visions (Sold Out), San Francisco, CA, Feb. 1, 2014


Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Longevity Now, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 7-9, 2014

Regenerative Medicine Foundation Announces Art Contest


1st Juried Scientist Photo Art Contest & Museum Exhibition 
THE ART OF SCIENCE, Under the Surface
Deadline:  January 15, 2014
Regenerative Medicine Scientists are called to share their research using photographic images in color, black and white, monochrome, abstract and collage.
Winners of this juried competition will be awarded one of ten cash grant prizes. Winning images will also qualify for exhibition at the Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Center (PBPC), the Regenerative Medicine Foundation Conference Gallery and Patron’s showing and other select RMF events and publications. Click here for Details and Online Submission.

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