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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.

Resources

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Aging Biology

Biology of aging and longevity journal established in 2022

Biogerontology Research Foundation

Non-profit company focused on Longevity industry and gerontology

BIOAGE

Developing a broad pipeline of therapies to extend human healthspan and lifespan

A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century

Amazon

This work explores the history of life-extensionism in the 20th century, written by Ilia Stambler

Cyclarity Therapeutics

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

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2023

10-Aug-2023 to 12-Aug-2023

Conference that brings the best longevity researchers and biotech investors together organized by Lifespan.io

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

06-Sep-2023 to 08-Sep-2023

Jointly organised with the Biochemical Society - researcher disciplines include biochemistry, biology and medicine

Daria Khaltourina

Founding Member of International Longevity Alliance. Promoted aging as an ICD11 disease as WHO

Turn Biotechnologies

Focused on restoring cells’ youthful vigor to repair damage caused by the aging process

resTORbio

Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for aging-related diseases.

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

Arise Sir-Tuin: Why sirtuins are the knights battling ageing
12-Aug-2022

Arise Sir-Tuin: Why sirtuins are the knights battling ageing

The what, where and how sirtuins work at the cellular level to impact ageing

GlycanAge Biological Age Test Review
01-Jul-2022

GlycanAge Biological Age Test Review

What can your glycome tell you about your true age?

TruDiagnostic TruAge Biological Age Test Review
26-Jan-2022

TruDiagnostic TruAge Biological Age Test Review

Adrian tries out this home epigenetic test and is impressed with the level of detail in the reports

What Happened to Plain-Old Biology?!
11-Aug-2021

What Happened to Plain-Old Biology?!

Branches of biology diagram showing all things bio

TruAge (TruMe) Biological Age Test Review
14-Jun-2021

TruAge (TruMe) Biological Age Test Review

How does the cheapest epigenetic age test on the market compare?

Recent News

Effects of intermittent fasting: An exploration

Live Forever Club - 31-Jan-2023

12 months of IF results in a range of biomarker improvements, but no significant reduction in inflammatory markers

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Open genes-comprehensive database of genes associated with aging and longevity

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 24-Jan-2023

Open gene database simplifies the search for potential aging therapy targets

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Heart's biological age can be delayed by 10 years by an anti-aging mutant gene discovered

Medical Xpress - 23-Jan-2023

Healthy mutant gene can reverse the decline of heart performance in older people

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Dissociation of longevity targeted cell reprogram and somatic identity loss: An exploration

Live Forever Club - 17-Jan-2023

Most genes regulating cellular rejuvenation were not related to the increased occurrence of cancer

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Gut microbiome linked to brain damage and neurodegeneration in mice

EurekAlert! - 12-Jan-2023

Modifying gut microbiota with antibiotics reduced inflammation and tau-linked damage

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