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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.

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's


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 loss


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 interventions


New research links DNA damage to incomplete gene transcription in aging (LEAF) - 15-Feb-2024

DNA damage accumulated with age worsens gene expression, affecting lifespan-determining pathways


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 help

More Ageing Research News

Ageing Research Resources

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Exploring the Frontiers of Ageing Research - the XPRIZE Challenge


Dr Jamie Justice speaking about XPRIZE Healthspan competition, organised by Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) (London, UK, FREE)

Aging & Gerontology 2024

08-Apr-2024 to 09-Apr-2024

The conference by Sciinov Group with focus on gerontology studies (Valencia, Spain)

Milan Longevity Summit

14-Mar-2024 to 27-Mar-2024

Rich program of conferences about the cutting-edge research to slow down the aging process, organised by BrainCircle Italia (Milan, Italy, FREE)

Turn Around Aging Conference


Conference focused on healthy longevity (Munich, Germany)

Longevity Nation 2024

28-Oct-2024 to 31-Oct-2024

Conference Enhancing Research, Development and Education for Healthy Longevity organized by Vetek Association (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Epigenetic Clocks Connected to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases


Steve Horvath talking about epigenetic clocks by Ageing Research at King's (ARK) (FREE)

Open Longevity

Non-profit community planning to stop and reverse human biological aging with open research projects

Moonwalk Biosciences

Precision epigenetic medicines

Five Alarm Bio

Company that develops drugs to slow down the ageing process

Magnitude Biosciences

Biotechnology company that combines experience in ageing research, the nematode C. elegans and automation

More Ageing Research resources

Ageing Research Blog Posts

Meet the Omes

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

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?

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

Highlights from Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

Highlights from Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

Key points and slides from the leading longevity conference hosted by Aubrey de Grey

Clock Foundation’s GrimAge Biological Age Test Review

Clock Foundation’s GrimAge Biological Age Test Review

Epigenetic age test provides information beyond biological age