The SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) Organization is a company that deals with anti-aging research. According to recent reports, the organization is focusing more on age breakers. Age breakers are also defined as treatments that focus on glycation end products that form on the skin and muscle tissue. It is these products that are responsible for degrading blood vessels and the skin. Scientists have realized that glucosepane is the major end product affecting humans hence they are focusing efforts on breaking down glucosepane from tissues. The expected end results would be sustaining the muscle and skin tissue more hence retaining the youthfulness of an individual.Jason Hope is one of the major donors in the course towards anti-aging research, among other wealthy donors like Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal.
Thiel donated at least $3.5 million in 2006 only, which aided the company pilot its research projects. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are also investing into similar rejuvenation biotechnologies such as the Calico Company where they invested $100 million. Calico is headed by Apple chairperson, also former Genentech CEO, Art Levinson.Thiel and Jason are some of the major entrepreneurs that are seeking to invest in the future of humanity. In his website, Jason pointed out that he has a personal passion for helping out the humanity, including offering business advice to companies that are contributing to social and scientific causes. He is of the opinion that while most medical research centers require good funding, it is the brains behind the organization that help SENS Foundation to stand out.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a British biogerontologist who works as the chief science officer in the foundation. He has since become the voice of reason in the anti-aging industry, and he is popular for his controversial TED Talk where he mentioned that the first humans to be 1,000 years old are currently living today.In current topics, rejuvenation biotechnologies are seemingly taking the current paradigm in the healthcare industry with many companies thinking of eliminating aging as a great risk to losing the market for pharmaceutical drugs that produce products for the ailing, aging populace. The old are mostly affected by diseases hence the largest market for pharmaceutical companies. However, the truth still remains that ending aging does mean cheating death. As such, the breakthroughs brought about by rejuvenation medicine are not necessarily opposing the current trends on diseases.
George Soros is no stranger to the Public. Most people know him as the rich billionaire with ties to politics as a chief financier of most democratic affiliations. He is a wall street powerhouse and the owner of Soros Fund Management which is one of the most profitable organizations in New York. Soros billions can be traced back to when he migrated to the United States in the early 60´s and set up a Hedge fund. His accumulation of wealth is due to his apt knowledge in trading in securities and this is what propelled him to riches. His notable trade was when he traded in the British pound through arbitrage and generated lots of profit that set a foundation for his growth in the securities trade.
Soros has been very benevolent with his Billions. With an estimated net worth of $25 Billion he is one of the few philanthropic billionaires around. He has established Open Society Foundations in over 70 countries around the globe. The aim of these centers is to promote democratic processes, Social equality and protection of basic human rights. This number of centers is very huge and is very noble of a man who has dedicated his riches to promoting human rights and better policy relations with countries in less developed countries. Thee Open Society Foundations have made tremendous progress in providing the much needed funding for non profit groups and human rights activists.
In the political sector Soros contribution is well known. He has funded some of the most progressive and democratic individuals including the former president of the United States Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. His interest in politics is due to the fact that it’s easier to fund sober political campaigns that advocate for promotion of human rights and protection of democratic processes. In some of his political anecdotes, Soros claimed that Terrorism occurred as a result of America’s poor foreign policy on other countries. Its lack of commitment to redistribution of wealth and financial aid to less developed countries was a major cause of strained relationships which resulted in acts of terrorism. Soros put across that it was important to promote international assistance to countries that lacked the capacity and the best way to do that was funding democratic campaigns.
James Dondero, the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, recently announced an exciting new grant challenge to be awarded to Family Place. Through the Highland Dallas Foundation, a charitable branch of his company, they offered The Family Place a grant amounting to $1 million to aid in offsetting their $16.5 million budget for the Legacy Campaign which is to be held in a span of 6 months. The Family Palace is currently the largest family violence victim support organization in Texas. Mr Dondero claimed this gracious grant was a way to answer the call for support towards victims of family violence from the Dallas Mayor and Police chief.
Mr James Dondero, who has a vast experience in credit and equity markets, graduated from The University of Virginia with the highest honors in 1984. Since then he has been in the business for almost 30 years. Together with Mark Okada, he co-founded The Highland Capital in the year 1993. The company has gone on to be a world class trendsetter in the loan sector. With offices in New York, Seoul, and a couple of other cities, many companies from all over the world trust and rely on the Highland Capital for reliable credit based solutions to their businesses.
Additionally, Mr Dondero also serves as the chairman to Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and NexBank. To boot, the Certified Management Accountant is an avid philanthropist currently serving as a board member of MGM Studios and the American Bank Note. As a hobby, Mr. Dondero prefers to work even more with the aim of expanding his company and investments.