- UC Berkeley
- Award Date:
- To support research on the impact of removing some blood constituents on indicators of aging in humans.
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 Open Philanthropy's August 2017 support, falls within its work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing transformative basic science, and is a product of its investigation into research on the mechanisms of aging.