Regenerative Sciences Institute (RSI) is a unique educational/research organization that trains the next generation of scientific explorer/entrepreneurs while facilitating breakthroughs in regeneration and aging to cure devastating diseases. Built upon the dreams and ideals of its founders, RSI employs education through scientific discovery and entrepreneurship through hands-on experience. Since 2006, RSI has been funded by the founders, and through small donations. Working on a shoestring budget, RSI has continued its mission — spawning a future generation of independent scientists — surviving on perseverance, passion, and creative necessity.
Aging population: the coming social, economic, and heath crisis
As we age, the risk of being diagnosed with age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer or a neurodegenerative disorders increases exponentially. As a result of improved public health, the average American lifespan has steadily increased, and by 2030 1 in every 4 Americans will be over the age of 65. Despite this, traditional research has been slow to produce cures or find the means to prevent major illnesses driven by the molecular and cellular damage caused by aging. The connection between devastating effects of aging and disease is seen most clearly in genetically inherited diseases, such as the progeroid syndromes whose victims experience accelerated aging and do not live beyond puberty. Victims die of the same major illnesses that afflict the elderly. For example, Gilford-Hutchinson Progeria patients die of cardiovascular disease (CVD), just like greater than 35% of the elderly. RSI is pursuing ways to slow or even halt aging in order to increase our healthy lifespan by preventing the fatal illnesses such as CVD that are associated with old age.
We are launching a major fundraising campaign to transform our operations and realize our mission: RSI is inextricably linking science education with research and technology development in order to accelerate discoveries needed to tame aging and prevent the onset of the major age-associated illnesses. Science/science education will no longer be confined to one classroom or laboratory, but will instead be possible wherever the worldwide communication network extends via the transformative power of virtual and augmented reality and laboratory automation. And consequently research will never be the same again. RSI integratively addresses the big questions of biology that have the greatest potential social impact with a focus on enhancing regenerative processes to extend your healthy lifespan. We are developing new technologies such as engineered personalized biological circuits which will integrate with your body to maximize health. We will become a self-sustaining organization while making a significant impact on the world through our educational programs, science and technology. But we can not do it alone: we need your help to accomplish these ambitious goals.
- We would appreciate hearing about your ideas and suggestions concerning regeneration, biology or technology. If you would like to leave comments for us please contact us.
- We would appreciate donations of scientific and computer equipment. If you are interested, please contact us.
- We are a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization. Therefore any donation made to RSI in the U.S.A is tax deductible for up to 50% of the value of the donation for individuals. We are also registered with the California Attorney General’s office. If you are interested please write us, or if you would like to make a donation electronically, you may use PAYPAL. We are now accepting Bitcoin donations.
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We would like to thank Panorama Research Institute for donating space, Katy Korsmeyer of BABEC, Roche, Lifescan (Johnson and Johnson), CCSF Bio-Link Depot for lab supplies and equipment, the Abbott fund, and all the numerous individuals who have supported us over the years. Thank you for your continued support.