Jason Hope is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the United States today. After having founded a wide range of highly successful companies, including Jawa, one of the first premium content streaming for providers in the world, Hope has decided to turn his attention to more pressing and societally relevant causes.
Recently, it was announced that Hope would be donating more than half a million dollars to one of the most forward-thinking research organizations in the United States. Known as the SENS Foundation, the organization specializes in researching diseases caused by the aging process. Specifically, the donation made by Hope will be going to research atherosclerosis and related conditions.
As someone who has long been an avid reader of the medical literature, Hope has long known that atherosclerosis shares a common etiology with many other disease processes of old age. Atherosclerosis forms when free floating particles of lipoproteins irritate the lining of veins and arteries. This causes an inflammatory response, with the body reacting by covering the damage with fibrinous plaques or scar tissue. Eventually, these plaques can grow to this point where they occlude the artery, causing disruption of blood flow. Another danger of the atherosclerotic process is that these plaques can become unstable, eventually leading to the rupture. When this happens, the inflammatory response can be acute, causing a complete occlusion of the artery. This can lead to such outcomes as heart attack, stroke or organ or tissue damage throughout the body.
By making a large donation to the SENS Foundation, Hope is helping modern science to get to the bottom of the inflammatory response that leads to the long-term formation of atherosclerosis. But Hope also says that this is the same basic biological process that leads to other diseases of aging, such as glaucoma, arthritis and even wrinkling of the skin.
In addition to his medical philanthropy, Hope is also a major proponent of the Internet of Things, the next generation technologies that he believes will revolutionize the way in which Americans interact with their physical environment. Hope has also been a strong supporter of Internet-of-Things development, publicly advocating the new technology and the public’s embrace of it.
Hope believes that, eventually, it would be possible for medical technology to interface with the Internet of Things, creating vast possibilities to make people healthier and more able to live fulfilling lives.
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