Grant investigator: Heather Youngs
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $304,000 to UC Berkeley to support research on the impact of removing some blood constituents on indicators of aging in humans, led by Dr. Irina Conboy. Dr. Conboy and collaborators plan to conduct a small pilot medical trial of plasmapheresis, a procedure similar to dialysis that removes harmful antibodies from plasma.
This follows our August 2017 support, falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing transformative basic science, and is a product of our investigation into research on the mechanisms of aging.