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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.

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Ageing Research News

Breakthrough drug extends lifespan of mice by 25% - safety already demonstrated in humans

Breakthrough drug extends lifespan of mice by 25% - safety already demonstrated in humans

BBC - 17-Jul-2024

Interleukin-11 antibody shows promise as an anti-ageing treatment that could revolutionise human longevity

Drinking coffee surprisingly helps the immune system stay young and strong

Drinking coffee surprisingly helps the immune system stay young and strong

Live Forever Club - 16-Jul-2024

It lowers inflammatory markers and combats harmful cell pathways

Gut microbes influence our immunity and overall health from birth to old age

Gut microbes influence our immunity and overall health from birth to old age

Live Forever Club - 06-Jul-2024

Balanced diets improve gut health, while processed foods harm it

International Longevity Alliance keeps growing with more organisations from around the world

International Longevity Alliance keeps growing with more organisations from around the world

Live Forever Club - 04-Jul-2024

Transhumanists Africa is the latest federated member to join the longevity-promoting alliance

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Ageing Research Resources

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Turn Around Aging 2025

14-Mar-2025

Conference focused on healthy longevity (Munich, Germany)

Nature Aging

Journal spanning the entire spectrum of research into aging

David Barzilai

Physician, Longevity Consultant, Health Coach, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Healthspan Coaching

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

04-Sep-2024

A compelling lineup of speakers from all areas of the biology of ageing (Birmingham, UK)

Smart Ageing Summit 2024

29-Jun-2024

Enhance your health span and longevity with these expert talks organized by Oxford Longevity Project (Oxford, UK)

Why We Die

Amazon

The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality, a book written by Venki Ramakrishnan

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

Measuring the hallmarks of ageing – how can you track the underlying causes of ageing?
27-Mar-2024

Measuring the hallmarks of ageing – how can you track the underlying causes of ageing?

What consumer tests are available to check your hallmarks of ageing and how they're impacting your body?

Meet the Omes
24-Jan-2024

Meet the Omes

The biology of ageing looks at way more than just the genome and microbiome - here's 20 to start with!

Exponential growth in ageing research
06-Dec-2023

Exponential growth in ageing research

How the observation and understanding of smaller and smaller biological units has improved ageing research and medicine

Where were the UK longevity companies and researchers at Dublin summit?
30-Aug-2023

Where were the UK longevity companies and researchers at Dublin summit?

Absolute numbers look good, but for the size and proximity of the venue, it could have done better

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