A Happy 2012 to all members and supporters. Lets join together again to
make a real difference to life extension research and advocacy!
LongeCity continues its proud tradition to support small-scale, high-impact life extension research. This round, in honor of the pioneer Robert Ettinger recently placed in cryostasis, we were looking to support a project dealing with cryopreservation, cryobiology, biostasis or a related topic.
After a call for proposals, out of several good submissions, the Board, in consultation with knowledgeable peer reviewers drew up a shortlist of two finalists, and the final selection was left to ImmInst Members in a referendum.
The winning project has now been selected:"Uncovering the mechanisms of cryoprotectant toxicity" by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes and Soren Stirling, University of Liverpool, UK
We are raising funds in support of this project UNTIL MARCH 1st 2012.
In the portfolio of life extension research efforts, cryopreservation is a field that is very poorly funded. This is precisely where even a small community like LongeCity can make a real impact.
Please consider making a donation, however small, and please spread the word as widely as possible to other potential donors. Every cent will donated will be matched by LongeCity up to an amount of $6000.
As a SPECIAL BONUS: if, together, we manage to support the project at least to a level where it can commence (~$10.000 = 5K from public donations) by the deadline then LongeCity will also support the runner-up project proposed by Ben Best, Aschwin & Chana deWolf to study the effect of blood washout and vitrification perfusion in a small animal mode, with a seed funding contribution of $1500l!!
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