One of the areas of medical research that promises to yield the greatest gains in both increase public health and life expectancy are those that combat the scourge of heart disease. Stroke and other diseases caused by advanced vascular deterioration. The single underlying cause of most of these illnesses, which make up the number-one killer of Americans, is often atherosclerosis. This is the hardening and constriction of blood vessels throughout the body, culminating in the eventual complete dysfunction of the endothelial tissue and oftentimes leading to sudden rupture of plaques, followed by the formation of blood clots that can completely occlude arteries.
Jason Hope is one of the nation’s leading internet entrepreneurs. After having founded a series of highly successful startups in the 1990s and 2000’s, Hope eventually ended up stepping back from his busy schedule as an internet executive. He has since taken up the cause of medical philanthropy, an interest which he has had since childhood. As an avid reader of various medical journals, including the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, Hope has long been aware that heart disease, stroke and other diseases directly caused by atherosclerosis rank among the most prolific killers worldwide.
Hope has recently picked up on the research that indicates that atherosclerosis, at the most basic molecular level, may have much in common with other disease processes. For this reason, Hope believes that if atherosclerosis can be understood at its most fundamental level, many other diseases of the aging process will also be able to be understood, potentially applying that knowledge to dramatic reduction in the destruction of tissues that inevitably takes place as people age.
This led Hope to donate over half a million dollars to the SENS Foundation, one of the nation’s leading private research institutions. This gigantic donation will go towards funding a full-time research team for a period of one year, potentially leading to major breakthroughs in the area of atherosclerosis research. For more info about us: http://jasonhope.com/blog/ click here.
It is through magnanimous efforts like this that Hope continues to lead by example, setting the pace for internet entrepreneurs across the country to donate their wealth to worthy causes.