Methuselah Mouse

A strain of dwarf mice bred for longevity, in which growth hormone levels are markedly reduced
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But the aim of the Methuselah Mouse Prize is not just to encourage scientists to get involved with anti-aging research; it's also a stunt aimed at capturing the public's imagination.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize has a more interesting goal: getting a mouse to have an unusually long and healthy life.
Under the rules of the Methuselah Mouse contest, named after a biblical character who lived for 969 years, science teams from across the world will compete to see who can make laboratory mice live the longest.
Based on our success in spurring medical advances with incentives provided by the original Methuselah Mouse prize, we anticipate that over $10 million will be raised by the time the NewOrgan Prize criteria is met -and the prize presented- to the leading medical R&D team," noted Methuselah Foundation CEO David Gobel.
One recently claimed the Methuselah Mouse Prize by keeping a mouse alive for almost five years - almost 50% longer than normal - by altering a gene.
And he recommends that people contribute to the Methuselah Mouse Prize, which (similar to the X Prize in space travel) rewards researchers who make breakthroughs in making a middle-aged mouse young again, thereby lengthening its lifespan.
Cooney, an epigenetics expert at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is entering the competition to win the Methuselah Mouse Prize (Mprize).
4) Perhaps their most promising tool in this respect is The Methuselah Mouse Prize, which offers cash bounties for various life extension milestones reached during research on mice.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize, online: The Methuselah Foundation <http://www.