While many anti-aging remedies crowd the shelves of your local grocery store, most lack scientific evidence ensuring that they are effective in delaying the aging process. This is why we need reputable scientific organizations to spearhead biomedical research concerning aging. Our scientific team at the Longevity Achievement Foundation is comprised of experts from their respective fields. Each member is conscience driven to perform at his highest potential to be certain that all research projects are safe, carefully performed and accurately communicated.
We also believe that the most powerful tool for keeping ourselves healthy and vital as we age is to discover effective treatments though research. For this reason, the Longevity Achievement Foundation is dedicated to finding the causes and cures for aging so that we can live longer and healthier lives.
Why Research Aging?
If one looks at the various species of mammals, there are striking similarities in the basic functions performed by each. Most process glucose similarly, excrete wastes in comparable mechanisms, and even mate in the same way. Why then do animals that are so similar in composition have such a great variance in lifespan? Man averages 75 years, an adult monkey 40 years, and a brown field mouse only 3 years. Considering the great likeness between the species with a major difference only in aging suggests that there may be a small number of regulatory genes which account for this discrepancy. So, though aging seems to be a daunting question, which has baffled philosophers for eons, it is an addressable question. Furthermore, there is hope for an answer.
In addition, through modern research the lifespan of various laboratory animals, rats and mice specifically, have been significantly increased. Again, because of the similarities between these mammals and man, there is substantial reason to believe that life-extending results can be achieved in man. It is no longer a proverbial fountain of youth for which scientists are blindly searching, but rather a realistic application of the successes of lower mammalian life-extension to Homo sapiens.
Finally, while the study of aging is an intrinsically interesting puzzle, the byproduct of discovering its mechanisms is that the causes of a host of diseases will become clear simultaneously. Thus by understanding why we age, we may be able to prevent the numerous debilitating diseases which afflict our society, and the need for a cure will become obsolete.