Who doesn’t like the idea of living a longer and healthier life? Of course, unveiling the secret for eternal youth would be even better, so feel free to tell us the formula in the comment section if you’re the lucky one who somehow achieved such a goal. But until that glorious moment, we can be happy for the latest decision of a billionaire couple to donate $220 million to scientists for coming up with new ideas that will eventually make people live longer and healthier.
The news comes from The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the scientists receiving the amount of money will have the mission to invest it in studying the biology of elite athletes. They can certainly learn a lot from these sportsmen, especially when the Tokyo Olympics competition is starting tomorrow, July 23.
A lot of money for a huge purpose
Joe and Clara Tsai are making the donation that will benefit the Salk Institute in La Jolla, meaning a world leader when it comes to basic biology, and UC San Diego. Stanford and Boston Children’s Hospital, the University of Oregon, and the University of Kansas will also have their share.
Clara Wu Tsai declared as quoted by The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Scientific funding has traditionally been focused on the study of diseases,
“We are taking the opposite approach and studying the human body at its healthiest and most vital, to enable the thriving of all people — from an Olympic Gold Medal-level athlete to a grandfather lacking the mobility to enjoy a full life.
Even though medical researchers don’t like to admit it, the human body still has a lot of surprises to offer. Even though the Olympics will be taking place in 2021 because of a delay, the competition will still be officially branded as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.