Peter Attia: “The Dog Aging Project is doing important research to answer valuable questions around aging and longevity. I'm happy to be a donor and supporter of this project.”

The Dog Aging Project - Funding required to continue the study

University of Washington, Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

Biological aging is the single greatest causal factor for most major sources of disease and disability, but these mechanisms remain poorly understood.

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The Dog Aging Project is the largest longevity study in the world. It is an open-access, community science project that has recruited more than 50,000 people and their dogs to collect data aimed at understanding and modifying biological aging in order to increase healthy longevity in dogs and ultimately people.  To date, the project has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, created an open-access database with more than 36 million data points, built a veterinary biobank with more than 10,000 samples, and initiated the first ever longevity clinical trial to determine whether rapamycin can increase healthspan and lifespan in dogs.

Project Length2 years
GoalOur goal is to (1) support the veterinary and computational infrastructure of Dog Aging Project for up to two years in order to facilitate long-term support from NIH and (2) complete the TRIAD veterinary clinical trial to determine whether or not rapamycin increases lifespan and healthspan in companion dogs.
Research TypeBiomedical and veterinary research