Matthias Heger via Crowdrise
April 03, 2011
The Mprize, introduced in 2003, is designed to directly accelerate the development of revolutionary new life extension therapies. The prize pot continues to grow through donations; awards are made whenever a research team extends the life of mice. There are two categories of cash prizes:
Longevity - to the research team that breaks the world record for the oldest-ever mouse
Rejuvenation - to the team that develops the most successful late-onset rejuvenation that extends the life of the mice
The prize makes it possible to attract notable scientists from major universities like Dr. Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinois University, who headed the team that holds the prize for longevity and Dr. Stephen Spindler, University of California, the prize holder for rejuvenation. In 2009 the first Special Mprize Lifespan Achievement Award went to Dr. Z. Dave Sharp for the successful healthy life extension of already aged mice using a pharmaceutical, rapamycin.
See more details at http://www.mprize.org/