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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.


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Undoing Aging 2022 CANCELLED
26-May-2022 to 28-May-2022

Focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage (Berlin)


Karen Hooper, Martin Carkett, and Jess Northend speaking about longer healthspans on London Futurists online event (FREE)


Vince Giuliano and Steve Buss discuss the body's rejuvenation processes, at this London Futurists online event


Research center focused on multidisciplinary approach to understanding and promoting successful ageing


Research center focused on research at the cellular level that will ensure a healthy old age


Cross-faculty multidisciplinary institute involving over 130 academics from across Anglia Ruskin University


Research center that conducts high quality interdisciplinary research around ageing, older people and age-related diseases


Research center focused on lifelong health and wellbeing, especially with regard to cognition


Research institute that aims to develop ways of preventing ageing-related changes in the musculoskeletal system


Research center that undertakes research which will underpin healthier dietary choices

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

TruDiagnostic TruAge Biological Age Test Review
26-Jan-2022 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 Branches of biology diagram showing all things bio

TruAge (TruMe) Biological Age Test Review
14-Jun-2021 How does the cheapest epigenetic age test on the market compare?

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review
14-May-2021 Discover who is winning the battle between your good and bad bacteria

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

Recent News

Biological age of single cells measured with high precision

Medical Xpress - 10-Jan-2022

Epigenetic age of individual cells helps tracking ageing process in various tissue types


Reason reviews progress in longevity research and treatments from 2021

Fight Aging! - 31-Dec-2021

There is a phenomenal amount of work going on across the spectrum of ageing - something is going to work eventually!


MyMD Pharmaceuticals begins phase 2 trial of TNF-inhibitor in January 2022

Longevity Technology - 14-Dec-2021

Potential oral treatment to prevent sarcopenia and frailty, and extend healthy lifespan


Rockfish that lives more than 200 years unveiled genes for longevity

Scientific American - 11-Nov-2021

Insights on longer-living species could offer the targets for extending lifespan in humans


A new model enter into telomere-mediated senescence to reduce genome damage

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) - 10-Nov-2021

Telomeres repair can prevent senescence and genome instability

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