Absolute numbers look good, but for the size and proximity of the venue, it could have done better
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.
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28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023
Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen
Ageing Research Blog Posts
New AI tool predicts genetic mutations that could cause disease
The Guardian - 19-Sep-2023
AlphaMissense is a game-changer in genetic research for human healthRead more...
Naked mole rats' secret to long life could be unlocked for humans
University of Rochester - 23-Aug-2023
Scientists transfer the longevity gene to mice, extending their lifespan by 4.4%Read more...
Human cell's memory erased to resemble embryonic stem cells
EurekAlert! - 16-Aug-2023
New reprogramming method addresses epigenetic challenges & sets a standard for cell therapy researchRead more...
Human heart on a microchip: A revolutionary new tool for medical research
Methuselah Foundation - 14-Aug-2023
Organ on a chip may be more successful than mice models in translating science to the clinicRead more...
Epigenetic insights: developmental changes in DNA linked to lifespan in mammals
EurekAlert! - 10-Aug-2023
Universal clock based on methylation profiles to accurately predict age in all mammalian speciesRead more...