Extra! Extra! Read All About Epigenetic Clocks! ⏰
Do biological aging tests work? Author Lindsay Ciocco’s medium article
explores different DNA methylation clocks, their applications, and the utility of home biological age testing.
Interested in buying a Glycan Age test
? Buy one using $VITA and use VitaDAO’s community discount (code: VITADAO) to save 50%!
Journal Club: Can We Modify Immune Cells to Fix Broken Hearts?
In this journal club, hosts Jane and Estefano dive into the use of immune cells to fix a cardiac injury🫀. In this paper, scientists engineer immune cells to try to treat heart cells undergoing wound healing. Missed the journal club? Listen to it on Twitter Space
Journal Club: Can Young Gut Bacteria Help You Act Younger?
Hosts Ariella and Estefano explore the role of gut microbiota 🦠 in aging. Does transferring poop from a young mouse to an older mouse convey any benefits? It’s not too late to take a peek at the Nature article
before listening to a recording of the Journal Club on Twitter Space
We raised money! (again)
Once again, VitaDAO teamed up with Gitcoin to launch quadratically matched longevity research donations🤑. And once again it was successful! Check out a list of projects funded and funded amounts, here.
A New Partnership
VitaDAO is partnering with Dr. Peter Diamandis! Peter is involved in health initiatives such as XPRIZE, Abundance360, Celularity, Vaxxinity, and HumanLongevity, Inc. This partnership merges Peter’s Abundance360 community with our community as each A360 member will become a $VITA token holder! Here’s to funding longevity research with even more friends!
In case you too haven’t caught on yet, VDP stands for VitaDAO Proposal. In March, there were many active VDPs voted on and passed. Let’s go through them.
VDP-26 Dealflow Structure and Incentives
was voted on to provide clarity on the Longevity Dealflow Working Group operations. Deal flow is involved in sourcing projects, shepherding projects, and sharing information with the DAO. Want to learn more? Take a look at a visual representation of the new deal flow process
VDP-30 VitaDAO Gitcoin Quadratic Longevity Funding Round 2 + VitaDAO Longevity Fellowship
funded $40,000 USDC to VitaDAO’s Gitcoin quadratic donation round and $15,000 to VitaDAO’s Longevity Fellows. This enables VitaDAO to continue to support smaller Longevity-centric enterprises!
VDP-31 Supporting of Clinical Trial- “Effect of Regular Exercise and Intermittent Rapamycin Dosing”
supports the funding of $50,000 USD for a clinical trial by Dr. Brad Stanfield on exercise and Rapamycin dosing. This study will look to establish if intermittent Rapamycin use can delay frailty and muscle mass loss.
VDP-32 Hyperspectral imaging for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
financially supports Mantis Photonics’ camera technology for early screening of Alzheimer’s Disease. This camera technology uses the imaging of an individual’s eye to look for peptides associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Using the eye to look for neurological changes could provide an inexpensive and minimally invasive window into one’s central nervous system!
VDP-33 Better Together- A PrimeDAO Partnership
, we are embarking on a new partnership with PrimeDAO! This proposal initiates a partnership between PrimeDAO and VitaDAO through a token swap of $D2D and $VITA. The first of many DAO2DAO relationships! We hope this will encourage more DAOs to participate in VitaDAO and while also allowing VitaDAO to take part in other DAOs as well.
VDP-34 Defining VitaCore
proposal elucidates confusion and better defines VitaCore as consisting of four stakeholder groups who are accountable to VITA token holders. These four groups include Working Group Stewards and Co-Stewards, ambassadors of service providers, ambassadors of partner DAOs, and strategic contributors.
VDP-39 Longevity Hackers Film Participation
funds up to 100,000 USD to co-fund Longevity Hackers, a documentary by Filmmaker Michal Siewierski.This documentary will expand VitaDAO’s community reach through the production of an independent film to be released later this year!
VitaDAO in the Wild