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Half-million dollar landmark achieved for the Methuselah Mouse Prize

The Methuselah Foundation, creators of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, the world's first scientific prize for research on extending longevity, today announced that it has secured a total of $500,000 in funding commitments with the long term support commitment from an anonymous supporter making his donation in the name of the X PRIZE Foundation, the multi-million-dollar bounty which has successfully encouraged the development of private passenger space travel.

"We've seen how prizes such as the X PRIZE and the Methuselah Mouse Prize can dramatically increase competition and innovation, and create interest for the public," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and Executive Producer of the X PRIZE. "With this contribution, we're signaling our belief that Prizes can not only take us into space, but help bring about breakthroughs in the way we live and age."

"We're thrilled to have the support of the X PRIZE, said David Gobel, Director of the Methuselah Foundation and the Methuselah Mouse Prize. "This landmark contribution will further swell the size of the Prize, and encourage scientific research teams around the world to develop breakthrough techniques for extending the healthy human lifespan. It will create a needed impetus and focus for the development of new rejuvenation therapies."

The Methuselah Mouse Prize is being offered to scientific research teams who develop the longest living Mus musculus, the breed of mouse most commonly used in scientific research. This is a critical precursor to the development of human anti-aging techniques. Currently, six teams around the world are vying for the prize, and this new contribution is expected to swell that number.

"By encouraging the development of technologies that enable sustainable human rejuvenation, the Methuselah Foundation is the first and most developed organization directly promoting the development of human "Projuvenation" technology." Said the Methuselah Foundation's Chief Science
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Contact: Dave Gobel
media@methuselahfoundation.org
202-306-0989
Methuselah Foundation
29-Sep-2004


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