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.
Underdog Pharmaceuticals - Company developing simple and direct interventions targeting toxic forms of cholesterol for age-related diseases.
Calico - Combating aging and associated diseases. An Alphabet (Google) subsidiary.
AARD 2020 - 7th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting - Latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging
Gordon Lithgow - Professor at The Buck Institute
Undoing Aging 2021 - Focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage
Stephanie Lederman - Executive Director of American Federation for Aging Research
Immunethep - Developing immunotherapies to address life threatening bacterial infections
BioNTech - Company developing patient-specific immunotherapies for cancer.More Ageing Research resources
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?
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-ketoglutarateRead more...
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 2020Read more...
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-ageRead more...