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
(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.mprize.org>.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize has a more interesting goal: getting a mouse to have an unusually long and healthy life.
The Methuselah Mouse Prize is chiefly the brainchild of Aubrey de Grey, a theoretical biogerontologist at Cambridge University.
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.