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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

Company

Pre-clinical stage therapeutics company focused on low-cost gut health testing and microbiome modulators.

Event

Ask Me Anything hosted by Sergey Young, and Sourav Sinha

Event

Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.

Company

Modernizing the longevity insurance industry with molecular biotechnology.

Event

Online event about epigenetic clocks and how they affect aging in health and disease organized by The Royal Society of Medicine, with key speakers Claudio Franceschi, Steve Horvath, Cathal McCrory and David A. Sinclair.

Company

Developing therapies against different aging related diseases.

Book

Book about microbiome written by Alessio Fasano.

Academic

Microbiologist at the University of Liverpool studying ageing using computational and experimental approaches.

Event

Online webinar focused on longevity extension without health related issues organized by The New York Academy of Sciences with Nir Barzilai and Pinchas Cohen as keynote speakers.

Event
Longevity Leaders World Congress 2021
04-May-2021 to 07-May-2021

The virtual event for leaders in longevity science, technology, business and finance organized by Longevity Leaders (LSX).

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

myDNAge Biological Age Test Review
12-Apr-2021 Home test based on Horvath’s epigenetic ageing clock

GlycanAge Biological Age Test Review
25-Feb-2021 What can your glycome tell you about your true age?

How To Boost Your Immune System
14-Jan-2021 Help your body to help yourself with these easy tips on improving your immune system

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

Recent News

Youthful gut microbiome rejuvenates ageing immune system

Fight Aging! - 05-May-2021

Restoring gut microbial health can reverse declining age-related immune fitness

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Food odour nullifies lifespan benefits of dietary restriction in nematodes

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 29-Apr-2021

You may have to avoid smelling, not just eating, food for CR to be effective

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Intermittent fasting improves gut health to lower high blood pressure

Baylor College of Medicine - 29-Apr-2021

Correcting gut dysbiosis alters bile acid levels & may help manage hypertension in rats

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