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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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Michael Rae

Science Writer at SENS Research Foundation, Ex-Board Member of the Calorie Restriction Society

Is longevity science overhyped? | Professor Charles Brenner, PhD

Podcast about longevity with Charles Brenner hosted by Simon Hill

ARDD 2023 - 10th Aging Research & Drug Discovery Meeting

28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023

Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen

British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA)

Scientific society which promotes and funds research into the biology of ageing

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

06-Sep-2023 to 08-Sep-2023

A compelling lineup of speakers from all areas of the biology of ageing

Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

17-Aug-2023 to 20-Aug-2023
Club discount available - click here

Event gathering Global Longevity and Rejuvenation community in Dublin with many longevity movement superstars as speakers

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2023

10-Aug-2023 to 11-Aug-2023

Longevity+DeSci Summit NYC brings the best longevity researchers and biotech investors together organized by

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022

11-Aug-2022 to 14-Aug-2022

Virtual Conference for Rejuvenation Biotechnology and Life Extension organized by Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation

Gerontology and Geriatrics Collections


An essential resource for any library where research on aging is conducted, written by Lee Ash

The Psychology of Control and Aging


Analysis and application of control-related beliefs and behaviours for theory and practice in the psychology of aging written by Margaret M. Baltes

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

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

Arise Sir-Tuin: Why sirtuins are the knights battling ageing

Arise Sir-Tuin: Why sirtuins are the knights battling ageing

The what, where and how sirtuins work at the cellular level to impact ageing

GlycanAge Biological Age Test Review

GlycanAge Biological Age Test Review

What can your glycome tell you about your true age?

Recent News

New AI tool predicts genetic mutations that could cause disease

The Guardian - 19-Sep-2023

AlphaMissense is a game-changer in genetic research for human health


Naked mole rats' secret to long life could be unlocked for humans

University of Rochester - 23-Aug-2023

Scientists transfer the longevity gene to mice, extending their lifespan by 4.4%


Human cell's memory erased to resemble embryonic stem cells

EurekAlert! - 16-Aug-2023

New reprogramming method addresses epigenetic challenges & sets a standard for cell therapy research


Human heart on a microchip: A revolutionary new tool for medical research

Methuselah Foundation - 14-Aug-2023

Organ on a chip may be more successful than mice models in translating science to the clinic


Epigenetic insights: developmental changes in DNA linked to lifespan in mammals

EurekAlert! - 10-Aug-2023

Universal clock based on methylation profiles to accurately predict age in all mammalian species

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