During the first round of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition Catalyst Awards, numerous applications were submitted with ideas to extend human healthspan and improve the experience of aging. From hundreds of applications, 21 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Catalyst Awardees were identified.
Three of these awardees, Dr. Alessandro Biffi, Nathan Price, and Dr. Katrina Abuabara propose different approaches to healthy longevity. Dr. Biffi proposes an eye exam to detect brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to facilitate early detection and intervention. Price’s approach suggests the use of a blood test to shift a person’s microbiome. Dr. Abuabara suggests that a person’s skin may hold the key to improved health in the long term and that the restoration of skin barrier function can reduce inflammatory markers in the blood.
Read about these projects, and the experts behind them, in an article from Johnson & Johnson here: https://www.jnj.com/innovation/meet-scientists-in-pursuit-of-immorbidity-and-increased-longevity