Human Rejuvenation


Human Rejuvenation

$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

Looking back in history and mythology the Fountain of Youth have always been a major myth in the human culture and can be considered an example of ancient dreams to achieve immortality by rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation has always been a desire of humanity and many alternatives were studied and proposed but with few, if any, positive results at least non scientifically proved as seriously effective.

Modern science is taking seriously such myth and several techniques to expand human lifespan has been proposed, one of them is rejuvenation, possibly on a periodical basis.

Rejuvenation is considered today as a medical discipline focused on the practical reversal of the aging process.

Rejuvenation is distinct from life extension.

Life extension strategies often study the causes of aging and try to oppose those causes in order to slow aging. Rejuvenation is the reversal of aging and thus requires a different strategy, namely repair of the damage that is associated with aging or replacement of damaged tissue with new tissue. Rejuvenation can be a means of life extension, but most life extension strategies do not involve rejuvenation.

Obviously a healthy lifestyle , food, physical exercise, specific medicines are factors that contribute to a healthier life but are not determinant on the long range.


The solution can include:

Rejuvenation in this competition means a method that through intervention on the body it could be rejuvenated , by several biological parameters , by ten years of the evaluated age.

The method could include the use of stem cell treatments, drugs for simulation of exercise, cells transplant or substitution or any other strategy implemented by the teams. The treatments cannot take more than three months when applied to the patient, unless part of a diferente stategy.

The winning teams are required to submit na entry that adressed several parameters and needs to prove that their mixed approach rejuvenated the patient in at lest tem Years (by all biological metric measurements like heart pumping capacity, skin elasticity etc).


There is full freedom to propose any type of alternative and solution to reach our ultimate goal: to obtain rejuvenation.

Proposals shall consist of a written part, maximum 20 pages, and images, diagrams or charts needed to visualize the concepts proposed (max. 8 images) in pdf.