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  Methuselah Mouse Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Methuselah Mouse Prize or Mprize is a growing $3.5 million prize started in 2003 to accelerate research into slowing and eventually reversing cellular aging and breakdown in humans.
The prize is named after Methuselah, a patriarch in the Bible said to have reached 969 years of age.
For comparison: the mouse strain most often used for studies of lifespan, called "C57Bl/6", has a normal life-span of about 3 years, while mice whose grandparents have been caught in the wild are unharmed by inbreeding and live nearly 4 years on average.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Methuselah_mouse_contest   (616 words)

  
 Facts about methuselah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Methuselah is a bottle size for champagne, equivalent to eight ordinary bottles.
A Methuselah is a configuration in Conway's Game of Life which is 'alive' for a large number of generations before reverting to a quiescent state.
Methuselah is the nickname of the 12.7-billion-year-old extrasolar planet PSR B1620-26 b.
www.supercrawler.com /Facts/methuselah.html   (280 words)

  
 Mus musculus - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This mouse is believed to be the second most populous mammalian species on Earth, after Homo sapiens.
The Methuselah mouse contest is a competition to breed or engineer extremely long-lived laboratory mice.
As of 2004, the record holder was a genetically engineered mouse that lived for 1819 days, nearly 5 years.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Mus_musculus   (1465 words)

  
 Scientists target ageing
Dr de Grey has named the project the Methuselah Mouse contest after the biblical character who lived for 969 years.
The researchers will have to keep their mice alive for five years at first, but the eventual aim is to increase that to nine years or more.
David Gobel, the businessman working with Dr de Grey on the contest, said they had secured backing worth tens of thousands of dollars and were attracting keen interest from pharmaceutical companies and other big corporate backers.
www.globalaging.org /health/world/target.htm   (390 words)

  
 Extending human life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Organiser Dr Aubrey de Grey of the Genetics department named the competition the ‘Methuselah Mouse’ contest after the biblical character who lived for 969 years.
Research funding will be awarded periodically to contestants that are able to extend the life of mice beyond what has been achieved.
The initial target is to extend the life of mice to 5 years, but eventually scientists hope to stretch it to 9 years, the equivalent of 400 human years.
www.admin.cam.ac.uk /news/dp/2003090402   (251 words)

  
 The Methuselah Foundation Blog
Donating to the Methuselah Mouse Prize is a personal act for me, one that takes me from the role of a "hopeful spectator" to a person who has actively contributed to the positive vision of the future I hold.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize (MPrize), is the premiere effort of the Methuselah Foundation and is being offered to the scientific research team who develops the longest living Mus musculus, the breed of mouse most commonly used in scientific research.
This is the true power of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, to demonstrate a proof of principle, and give hope to the world that decline in function and age-related disease are no longer guarantees, for us, or for future generations, if we work together now.
blog.methuselahfoundation.org   (3616 words)

  
 Aubrey de Grey is helping humans live forever. By Paul Boutin - Slate Magazine
Methuselah Mouse ManAubrey de Grey is helping humans live forever, whether or not he's a real biologist.
Last week, his Methuselah Mouse competition topped a million dollars in jackpot money with a pledge from genetic research mogul William Haseltine.
The mouse prize is loosely modeled on the X Prize for space tourism, and it aims to motivate researchers to come up with proven ways to extend the life of a standard lab mouse.
www.slate.com /id/2115015   (1774 words)

  
 Fight Aging!: Support the Mouse, Receive Mouse Merchandise!
The Foundation is in the process of accomplishing something important with this research prize: The Methuselah Mouse Prize is a contest designed to accelerate progress towards real longevity-enhancing medicine, promote public interest and involvement in research on healthy life extension, and encourage more such research by providing a financial incentive to researchers.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is a contest designed to accelerate progress towards real longevity-enhancing medicine, promote public interest and involvement in research on healthy life extension, and encourage more such research by providing a financial incentive to researchers.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is one of the next generation in modern prizes and benefits from recent experience.
www.fightaging.org /archives/000160.php   (945 words)

  
 Oct 03 - News - The Methuselah mouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Oct 03 - News - The Methuselah mouse
Under the rules of the contest, scientific teams from around the world will compete to make laboratory mice live longer.
The challenge has been named the ‘Methuselah mouse’ contest after the biblical character who lived for 969 years.
www.evangelical-times.org /ETNews/Oct03/oct03n03.htm   (337 words)

  
 Life Enhancement:: The Methuselah Mouse Prize - July 2005
You may not have heard of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, although Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw mentioned it in a recent Life Extension News, but you soon will, because MMouse (as he is affectionately called) is coming to a newsstand, TV listing, and even a theater near you (a film is underway).
is a contest that will award an ongoing series of monetary prizes to the scientific research teams that produce the longest-living specimens of Mus musculus, the species of mouse most commonly used in scientific research.
It is the hope of the sponsoring organization, the Methuselah Foundation, that whatever the winning interventions are that work in mice will presage the development of interventions that can extend human lifespans as well.
www.life-enhancement.com /LE/article_template.asp?ID=1096   (842 words)

  
 Fight Aging!: Discussing the Methuselah Mouse Prize Structure
It is a contest designed to accelerate progress towards real longevity-enhancing medicine, promote public interest and involvement in research on healthy life extension, and encourage more such research by providing a financial incentive to researchers.
An interesting discussion on the structure of the Methuselah Mouse Prize for anti-aging research is being held over at the Immortality Institute forums:
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is the premier effort of the Methuselah Foundation.
www.fightaging.org /archives/000184.php   (950 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cambridgeshire | Battle for 'old mouse' prize
A contest to produce the oldest laboratory mouse could help solve the puzzle of how to combat human ageing.
Dr Aubrey de Grey of the University of Cambridge began the Methuselah Mouse Challenge in the hope that a breakthrough could be used to extend human life.
The first Methuselah Mouse Prize was awarded in June this year to Dr Andrzej Bartke for his mouse, dubbed GHR-KO 11C, which lived for 1,819 days.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/3079834.stm   (466 words)

  
 Guardian | Hunt for the world's oldest lab mouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Methuselah Mouse Prize, a contest to produce the world's oldest laboratory mouse, was launched in Britain this week.
"This could be extended by a considerable amount," says Aubrey de Grey, of the University of Cambridge, who is organising the contest.
Winning scientists stand to win a share of a £20,000 prize fund, with cash being awarded for each day a mouse survives after breaking the record.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4760284-111393,00.html   (207 words)

  
 search.com - House mouse - Search.com Reference
Adults weigh some 12 to 40 grams; their body (including tail) is about 15-19 centimeters long, with the tail usually accounting for a bit more than half of it.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is a competition to breed or engineer extremely long-lived laboratory mice.
As of 2005, the record holder was a genetically engineered mouse that lived for 1819 days, nearly 5 years.
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 The Multiverse According to Ben: The Seven Pillars of Senescence
As part of his effort to energize the biology research community about SENS, de Grey has launched a contest called the “Methuselah mouse prize” – a prize that yields money to the researcher that produces the longest-lived mouse of species mus musculus.
There is a complicated prize structure, wherein each research who produces the longest-lived mouse ever or the best-ever mouse-lifespan rejuvenation therapy receives a bit of money each week until the his record is broken.
His idea is that, during the next decade or so, it should be possible to come pretty close to defeating senescence within mice – if the research community puts enough focus on the area.
www.goertzel.org /blog/2005/04/seven-pillars-of-senescence.html   (1191 words)

  
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It gets awarded to whomever is able to prolong the life of a particular species of mouse (one used most often in laboratory work) the longest.
I'm not a huge Bible-thumper (used to be a Holy-Roller many years ago, but that's a different tale), however, the various articles I read by searching Google says that this Methuselah fella is mentioned in several parts of the Bible, which is why they figure his age at 969 years, I think.
If you are interested in the Methusela mouse you might find the newsletter archives interesting (as well as the Science section).
www.omidyar.net /group/community-general/news/849/textfull   (662 words)

  
 The Mprize-Welcome!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is the premiere effort of The Methuselah Foundation™; a scientific competition designed to draw attention to the ability of new technologies to slow and even reverse the damage of the aging process, preserving health and wisdom in a world that sorely needs it.
To the delight of the volunteers at the Methuselah Foundation, an anonymous donor has given $1 million to the Methuselah Mouse Prize, or Mprize for Rejuvenation, the scientific research prize aimed at bringing an end to the degenerations and indignities of aging.
Mprize and Methuselah Foundation are trade marks of the Methuselah Foundation.
methuselahmouse.org   (1625 words)

  
 Antiaging Mouse - Dirty inside stories regarding antiaging mouse secrets
As the well-known X PRIZE comes close to awarding a winner in the private space race, a new prize to spur real antiaging breakthroughs is picking up momentum with its first media sponsor.
cardiac tissue into the mouse ear has been demonstrated to evaluation suggests that the mouse heart transplant model is greatly and Endotoxin 100 µg/mouse only as a control group.
FuturePundit on Aubrey de Grey These generous bloggers have stepped up to contribute to the Methuselah Mouse Prize for anti-aging research.
www.1skincareproduct.com /skin-care2/antiaging-mouse.html   (653 words)

  
 September 2003:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Irish minister Frank Fahy accuses US Immigration authorities at Shannon Airport of acting 'disgracefully' in turning back a group of 13 Irish musicians travelling to attend New York benefit concert to raise money for a Irish cancer victim in the United States for treatment.
Ireland's 2003 Eurovision Song Contest singer Mickey Joe Harte, one of the singers refused entry, said they were told they needed no visas in their case.
However at Shannon, the musicans were suddenly told they needed work visas, though the event was for charity and they were providing their services 'free of charge'.
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 Betterhumans > Features > Reports > Closing in on the Cure for Death
ADG: The Methuselah Mouse project (visit project home page) is my way of breaking the fatalism logjam by making life-extension research on mice more interesting to the public.
The type of work I hope the prize will encourage is late-onset interventions to repair or obviate accumulated molecular and cellular changes in already long-lived mice.
If you're wealthy: Contribute to the Methuselah Mouse Prize fund, and ask me what research you could productively fund.
www.sens.org /aspx.html   (3205 words)

  
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 ExChristian.Net Forums > 4 Questions To Ask An Evolutionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The test is to see if through whatever means science can extend the length of a lab rats life beyond 4.9 years (which I believe is the record, something like 150 human years to a mouse).
The Methuselah Mouse contest was created in an effort to boost research into human longevity."
There have been research in how we could prolong our life span, and one thing is that our cells lose information in the DNA each time they divide, and eventually the DNA is so corrupt it can’t be divided into a functioning cell anymore.
www.ex-christian.net /lofiversion/index.php/t1981.html   (7062 words)

  
 Age Management: Discussing the Methuselah Mouse Prize Structure - Medaus Pharmacy and Compounding Center
Age Management: Discussing the Methuselah Mouse Prize Structure - Medaus Pharmacy and Compounding Center
It is a contest designed to accelerate progress towards real longevity-enhancing medicine, promote public...
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 FX Claim MMrev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This claim will pay the percentage by which the record holder prize age as of 2015/1/1 beats the record holder prize age of 2004/7/1 according to the official Methuselah Mouse Reversal prize contest structure(3102 days).
If there has been no change, this claim pays 0.
I can undertake to provide that -- backed up, as needed, by the Methuselah Foundation scientific advisory board.
www.ideosphere.com /fx-bin/Claim?claim=MMrev   (222 words)

  
 Kekkuli.com: Archives, November 2003
If you're into biotechnology and have a few extra mice at your disposal, how about entering the Methuselah Mouse Contest?
The prize is awarded to whoever manages to keep a lab mouse alive in functioning health for the longest (current record: 1819 days).
Obviously the final aim is not to just have long-living mice, but somehow to be able to apply the same techniques that keep mice alive to humans.
www.kekkuli.com /archives/nov03.htm   (1502 words)

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