The responses to my blog posts tell me that many of you readers out there join me in being telomerase life-extension aficionados. In case you don’t already know about it, you might want to have a look at the Sierra Sciences website. Sierra Sciences is a small biotech research company (30 scientists), completely devoted to discovering new activators of the telomerase gene to serve the cause of human longevity. The company was founded by Bill Andrews, one of the discoverers of the telomerase gene back when he was in charge of the molecular biology research group at Geron.
Going to the Sierra Sciences website you are greeted by a video presentation featuring Bill Andrews. Going on to the home page you are greeted with the slogan “Cure Aging of Die Trying,” which I can personally identify with. “Sierra Sciences, LLC is a company devoted to finding ways to extend our healthspans and lifespans beyond the theoretical maximum of 125 years.”
Basically, the company is screening substances, searching for telomerase inducers. The home page reports: “As of January 20, 2010: We have screened 189,264 compounds — We have found 555 telomerase inducers — These represent 34 distinct drug families — Most potent compound = 6% of goal — Check back frequently for updates! — We are screening 4,000 compounds per week”.
The website features a few fairly current video presentations relating to telomerase as well as older ones. Finally, the company is seeking the involvement of others: “Sierra Sciences is seeking individuals passionate about finding the cure for aging to get involved in the company at levels of grant funding, strategy, and management. — We are looking for individuals who will be interested in giving us their input on strategies and helping us to take whatever steps necessary to achieve this cure within our lifetimes.”
About Vince Giuliano
Being a follower, connoisseur, and interpreter of longevity research is my latest career, since 2007. I believe I am unique among the researchers and writers in the aging sciences community in one critical respect. That is, I personally practice the anti-aging interventions that I preach and that has kept me healthy, young, active and highly involved at my age, now 93. I am as productive as I was at age 45. I don’t know of anybody else active in that community in my age bracket. In particular, I have focused on the importance of controlling chronic inflammation for healthy aging, and have written a number of articles on that subject in this blog. In 2014, I created a dietary supplement to further this objective. In 2019, two family colleagues and I started up Synergy Bioherbals, a dietary supplement company that is now selling this product.
In earlier reincarnations of my career. I was Founding Dean of a graduate school and a full University Professor at the State University of New York, a senior consultant working in a variety of fields at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Chief Scientist and C00 of Mirror Systems, a software company, and an international Internet consultant. I got off the ground with one of the earliest PhD's from Harvard in a field later to become known as computer science. Because there was no academic field of computer science at the time, to get through I had to qualify myself in hard sciences, so my studies focused heavily on quantum physics. In various ways I contributed to the Computer Revolution starting in the 1950s and the Internet Revolution starting in the late 1980s. I am now engaged in doing the same for The Longevity Revolution. I have published something like 200 books and papers as well as over 430 substantive.entries in this blog, and have enjoyed various periods of notoriety. If you do a Google search on Vincent E. Giuliano, most if not all of the entries on the first few pages that come up will be ones relating to me. I have a general writings site at www.vincegiuliano.com and an extensive site of my art at www.giulianoart.com.
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Thanks I’ll definitely check the video out!
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