Over the last century, modern medicine has made some of the most significant strides in the history of humanity. Today, people who have diseases that were once considered fatal, such as breast cancer or advanced heart disease, often times have life expectancies rivaling those of completely healthy people.
These great advancements have almost all been the product of diligent research and application of the scientific method to the determination of the factors that underlie these deadly diseases and the ways in which medicine can intervene to stop their march.
Jason Hope is one of the most prolific and well-known entrepreneurs in the American Southwest. After having founded a string of highly successful startups, including the first premium mobile content provider, Jawa, Hope has temporarily stepped back from his role as the main man behind the day-to-day operations of his vast technological empire. He has begun blogging about various topics on the internet, including the revolution that is about to take place in connectivity known as Internet of Things.
But one of the Hope’s most intense passions is medicine and the role that medical research plays in lengthening people’s lives. In fact, Hope has long been on the record stating that, within the next hundred years, the life expectancy of the average person may grow to well in excess of 100 years.
One of the ways in which Hope has been putting his money where his mouth is regarding his opinions on the state of medicine is through his gigantic philanthropic donations to some of the nation’s leading research institutions. One of these is the SENS Foundation, one of the nation’s most important research facilities in the area of geriatric research.
Recently, Hope donated more than half a million dollars to the SENS Foundation, providing enough money for a team of four full-time researchers to carry out their work for more than a year. This money has been earmarked for atherosclerosis research, an area of research that has been heavily funded in recent years but that still has a long ways to go. Hope believes that, should medical researchers be able to get a firm grip on the underlying processes of atherosclerosis, they may be able to significantly extend the average life expectancy of Americans.
In fact, Hope points to the fact that a great body of medical research has increasingly indicated that the underlying molecular processes involved in atherosclerosis are the same ones that are involved in many other geriatric processes.
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