Jason Hope is one of the most important businesspeople in the United States today. After having founded a string of highly successful companies, including one of the first premium mobile content streaming providers in the United States, Hope has now primarily retired from his busy life of overseeing a technological empire that stretches from coast to coast.
Now, Hope is spending the majority of his time on philanthropic pursuits as well as blogging and writing for various tech outlets on the state of current technology as well as the possibilities that he sees technology bringing to the betterment of the lives of everyday Americans.
One of the ways in which he is bringing this vision about is through his philanthropic pursuits. Recently, Hope announced that he would be donating more than $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, one of the most revolutionary medical research institutions in the world. The SENS Foundation stands for strategies for engineered negligible senescence, a strategy that eventually represent a real-life Fountain of Youth. The SENS Foundation is founded on the principle that the aging process itself is biomechanical in nature and that all of the damage done as cells age is potentially reversible and preventable.
Specifically, the money that Hope has pledged to the SENS Foundation will be used for atherosclerosis research. Although atherosclerosis is, itself, one of the deadliest diseases in the United States today, the underlying etiology of the disease is also shared in common with a wide variety of other conditions that are strongly associated with the aging process. Hope believes that the inflammatory response that is often seen when elevated levels of lipids enter the bloodstream can be better understood at the molecular level. This, he says, will eventually lead to a more in-depth understanding of disease states ranging from arthritis to glaucoma. Hope says that he is highly optimistic that understanding the inflammatory response to damage of the arterial walls will eventually lead to the mechanisms by which many diseases will be able to be prevented.
Hope’s donation alone will be sufficient to sustain a team of four full-time researchers for approximately one year. The impact of this donation could hardly be overstated. With entrepreneurs like Hope who genuinely care about the progress being made in medical sciences, the future of American medicine and the ability of its subfields to deliver excellent care into the future is all but assured.
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