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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

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Company

Longevity-driven start-up that creates daily rituals for gut microbiome health management

Institute

Non-profit organization that funds research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company

Focused on restoring cells’ youthful vigor to repair damage caused by the aging process

Book

Andrew Steele explains in his book what is happening as we age and practical ways we can help slow down the process

Book

Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians - by Nir Barzilai

Book

Book written by David Sinclair speaking about how to live longer and age slower

Book

The Abolition of Aging written by David Wood presents interesting new views on the topic of the prevention of aging

Book

The Ageless Generation by Alex Zhavoronkov is an engaging work that causes us to rethink our ideas of age and ability in the modern world

Event

Event about epigenetic clocks organized by TruDiagnostics with Morgan Levine discussing her new paper

Academic

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

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

TruDiagnostic TruAge Biological Age Test Review
26-Jan-2022

TruDiagnostic TruAge Biological Age Test Review

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

What Happened to Plain-Old Biology?!

Branches of biology diagram showing all things bio

TruAge (TruMe) Biological Age Test Review
14-Jun-2021

TruAge (TruMe) Biological Age Test Review

How does the cheapest epigenetic age test on the market compare?

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review
14-May-2021

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review

Discover who is winning the battle between your good and bad bacteria

myDNAge Biological Age Test Review
12-Apr-2021

myDNAge Biological Age Test Review

Home test based on Horvath’s epigenetic ageing clock

Recent News

Ageing versus longevity: epigenetic age correlated with only a few ageing hallmarks

Live Forever Club - 08-Jun-2022

Mitochondrial dysfunction & stem cell exhaustion accelerated the epigenetic clock, but senescent cells & telomere length did not

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Hevolution Foundation to spend $1 billion annually on the biology of aging

MIT Technology Review - 07-Jun-2022

Considering funding a $100 million age reversal X Prize and the TAME(metformin) trial

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Height may be an unrecognised non-modifiable risk factor for several health issues

The Guardian - 02-Jun-2022

Largest height study ever: being tall increases risk of peripheral neuropathy, lowers heart risk

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Longer lifespan lies in the mechanisms regulating gene expression

EurekAlert! - 31-May-2022

Pluripotency network can have negative and positive lifespan effects

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New algorithm recognises senescent cells using physical morphology

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 26-May-2022

in vivo analysis in mice confirms the imaging results against p21 biomarker

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