This is to let you know about a new initiative designed to further the
development of truly effective anti-aging interventions, by promoting
public interest and involvement in research on mammalian life extension
and by encouraging more such research to be done. It's called the
Methuselah Mouse Prize; it will be officially launched at the American
Aging Association conference on Sunday June 8th (11:45am at the Harbor
Court Hotel, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6099), where
we will make the inaugural award to Andrzej Bartke.
In brief, it is a prize for producing the world's longest-ever-lived
mouse. The amount awarded is determined by the size of the prize fund,
to which anyone can contribute, and by the margin by which the record
is broken. For more details see the Prize site:
The two things that the prize needs in its early stages are publicity
and donors. Contributions can be made up-front (by credit card online)
unless they are big (over $25,000) in which case we are taking legally-
bound pledges. All donors will be listed on the Prize web site unless
they choose to be anonymous. The site is already open for contributions.
Please publicise this initiative in any way you can!
Aubrey de Grey
Dept. Genetics, U. Cambridge, UK