The biology of ageing looks at way more than just the genome and microbiome - here's 20 to start with!
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.
Ageing Research News
A protein called APOB, key to blood fat control, could influence your lifespan
Live Forever Club - 25-Feb-2024
Lowering APOB could potentially delay age-related diseases like Alzheimer'sRead more...
Gut bacteria and blood molecules offer clues to why grip strength weakens with age
Live Forever Club - 21-Feb-2024
Research opens doors for future interventions to prevent muscle lossRead more...
Harvard scientists created a tool that predicts how old your cells really are
Harvard University - 16-Feb-2024
This could lead to more accurate testing of anti-ageing interventionsRead more...
New research links DNA damage to incomplete gene transcription in aging
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 15-Feb-2024
DNA damage accumulated with age worsens gene expression, affecting lifespan-determining pathwaysRead more...
Skincare myths debunked: What products actually work for ageing skin?
Live Forever Club - 14-Feb-2024
To name a few, moisturizers with acidic pH and emollients with active ingredients can helpRead more...
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Dr Jamie Justice speaking about XPRIZE Healthspan competition, organised by Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) (London, UK, FREE)