Fostering creativity in biomedical research

The Lawrence Ellison Foundation supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.

About the Aging Program

The world's 60-and-over population increased by more than 12 million persons in 1995 alone, reaching a total of 550 million.

By the year 2025, 1.2 billion people will be 60 or older. Improvements in health care and disease prevention have the potential to create economic benefit to, and to dramatically improve the quality of life of, millions of individuals. Significant breakthroughs in understanding the basic biological processes that underlie aging and age-related diseases are the best hope we have for achieving genuine prevention or amelioration of age-related debilitation and disease.

About the Neuroscience Program

Like the Foundation's Biology of Aging Scholars program, the Neuroscience Scholars program was designed to provide researchers with the support and resources to develop innovative research programs aimed at gaining insight into the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal biological function, and when dysfunctional, lead to illness.