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Assessing the effects of c60 on human cancer proliferation in vivo

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"Assessing the effects of c60 on human cancer proliferation in vivo"

is led by life-extension trailblazer Kelsey Moody. It is interesting that he turns the attention of his new venture Ichor Therapeutics to the potential health effects of 'buckyballs' - a topic that has received significant attention on LongeCity ever since it was claimed in a scientific report that rats fed on olive oil infused with these structures experience dramatically increased maximal lifespans. (Review here). 
True to it mission, LongeCity hosts the leading international discussion forum on this topic. Previously, the LongeCity community has come together to fund further grassroots research on C60 in mice and these studies are on-going.

Meanwhile though, in keeping with the pioneer spirit often found on the LongeCity forums, reports have come in from people trialing C60 in olive oil on themselves. As Kelsey points out, the long-term safety of this has yet to be established, and this project is particularly interested in whether C60 in olive oil has any cancer-inducing properties. Conversely, it may be the case that the compound has a tumor–suppressing function. 

To investigate this, the team  plans to infuse a total of 25 mice with C60-olive oil of various strengths or with an inert ‘control’ solution, graft a human cancer cell line to the mice and study the results. (Full research proposal here
If the fundraiser succeeds it will further support the revolutionary notion of stakeholder-oriented, grass-roots science which complements, challenges and enriches academic research at those junctures that the community actually cares about. Moreover and perhaps even more importantly the fundraiser will help to built capacity and community interface at a dedicated life-extension research facility. Already, Ichor has housed an intern on a LongeCity stipend (Report here- Members only). Ultimately, we hope to create a network of such community-friendly labs around the globe, to provide aspiring young scientists
with training and networking and all members with easily accessible sources of expert advice.

LongeCity has facilitated 'crowdfunding' well before many other platforms in use today. This year, we have decided to try to tap into the potential of these external sites, but to add something to the process: This project is the first one to run on an external fundraising page that has received an official ‘stamp of endorsement’ from LongeCity.
The team has mooted the project at LongeCity, submitted for formal peer review and informal members comments and the board looked into the ability of the team to use the donated money responsibly and to deliver success (Internal link here).  In the end, the project received a high rating of 3 stars and LongeCity decided to match each dollar donation from our general funds. And, awesomely, a generous Member immediately stepped forward to match them as well!

This means we only need to raise $6.000 via the external crowdfunding page at indigogo. Please give generously and spread the word!

For any queries about the project to Kelsey and the team, please post below.