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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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Biotechnology company that pioneered the development of oncolytic viruses for treating cancer


Committed to finding treatments that demonstrably extend human lifespan by 2030


Jointly organised with the Biochemical Society - researcher disciplines include biochemistry, biology and medicine


Non-profit dedicated to biomedical aging studies, geroscience and slowing the aging process


Publisher of biomedical journals including Cell, Neuron and many others


Independent biomedical research institute focused on aging


Non-profit organization focused on transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related diseases


Charitable organization with mission to provide funding for biomedical research on aging


Bio-medical journal covering research on all aspects of gerontology


Company that develops drugs to slow down the ageing process

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

TruAge 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

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

Recent News

Unique gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing in centenarians

Live Science - 30-Jul-2021

Fuels bile acids to prevent infections, but more research is needed to confirm its impact on longevity


Scientists find dormant regenerative abilities of the inner ear in mice

SciTechDaily - 30-Jul-2021

Advanced gene therapies can reactivate hair cells, which are vital for hearing


Levels of fatty acids in blood predict death in older people (LEAF) - 26-Jul-2021

Myristic acid, benehic acid, and omega 3 increase lifespan; palmitoleic acid lowers lifespan


Being wealthy at midlife may give you a longer and healthier life

Northwestern University - 23-Jul-2021

Lifespan differences exist even between rich and poor siblings/twins


Activation of telomerase gene prevents aging in certain types of cells

EurekAlert! - 23-Jul-2021

DNA region: VNTR2-1 plays a role in human aging and tumorigenesis

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