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.


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

Company Calico - Combating aging and associated diseases. An Alphabet (Google) subsidiary.

Event AARD 2020 - 7th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting - Latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging

Academic Gordon Lithgow - Professor at The Buck Institute

Event Undoing Aging 2021 - Focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage

Institute American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

Company Representative Stephanie Lederman - Executive Director of American Federation for Aging Research

Institute British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA)

Company Immunethep - Developing immunotherapies to address life threatening bacterial infections

Company BioNTech - Company developing patient-specific immunotherapies for cancer.

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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

Everything you ever wanted to know about AKG (but were afraid to ask)

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 07-Sep-2020

A great summary of the history,biochemistry and life-extending potential of alpha-ketoglutarate


Longevity.Technology interviews Adam Freund - Calico’s Principal Investigator

Longevity Technology - 02-Sep-2020

Will be presenting a viable therapeutic strategy using IGF signaling at ARDD 2020


Middle-aged mice live 10% longer with 4 days of CASIN injections

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 14-Aug-2020

It would be interesting to see how long they lived with regular treatment through old-age

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