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Ageing Research

Fundamental ageing research used to be a slow, unexciting, area of academia, with all the big names and money looking at specific diseases. But now that people have realised that most age-related diseases have a shared cause (aging, who'd have thought it?) it's becoming big business. Private money is being invested in biotech start-ups, which is great, but there is still plenty of basic (and by that I don't mean simple) research to do to increase our understanding of the very complex products and processes of ageing.

Sometimes I prefer to call this "anti-ageing research" - because nobody is researching how to speed it up!

A note on spelling - Ageing or Aging?

According to Cambridge Dictionary: UK = ageing, US = aging

Being a UK-based club, the preference is to spell it with an "e" - but as most publications use the US version (and it's quicker to type!), realistically, it is used interchangeably throughout the site.



Biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs against aging disorders and cancer.


Latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging


Company with mission to prevent and reverse aging.


Quick summary of SENS’ latest research projects and other activities


Why do we biologically age? Can aging be reversed? (Zoom)


Company developing simple and direct interventions targeting toxic forms of cholesterol for age-related diseases.

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

Highlights of Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
10-Sep-2020 Key points from 20 presentations from world-leading researchers

Genflow Seeks Investors for Novel SIRT6 DNA Repair Anti-Ageing Therapy
16-Jul-2020 Great to see a startup willing to explicitly state they are treating ageing itself as a disease

Top 5 life extension books of 2019
16-Dec-2019 What do you buy for someone who wants to live forever?

Recent News

Transgenic obese mice that do not suffer from being fat - 24-Nov-2020

Scientists discover a pathway to attenuate the deleterious effects of obesity


A rare gene mutant variant found to protect liver by chance

EurekAlert! - 19-Nov-2020

Scientists found exciting benefits by inducing a gene mutation in mice


A new study links Alzheimer's to gut flora

New Atlas - 15-Nov-2020

Altering gut microbiome might be helpful in preventing or delaying Alzheimer's

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