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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.



by Aubrey de Grey. The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime.


Glycan-based test to determine your biological age


Company developing genome-edited chimeric antigen receptor T-cell technologies for cancer immunotherapy.


Biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of TCR bispecific immunotherapies.


Company that brings novel therapeutic solutions to the skin microbiome.


Company developing and commercializing drugs for anti-aging applications capable of prolonging human health and life-span.

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

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


Conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar by Morgan Levine.


NUS Healthy Longevity webinar by Prof Jing-Dong Jackie Han

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Ageing Research Blog Posts

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

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

Age Reversal in Mammals – Has This Now Been Achieved?
21-May-2020 Biological age and biomarkers improved to that of rats half their age

Recent News

Gut microbiome impacts healthy ageing and survival in humans

Medical Xpress - 18-Feb-2021

Microbiome becomes unique starting in the mid-life, correlates with blood metabolites


Super summary of 3rd Annual Longevity Therapeutics Summit (LEAF) - 16-Feb-2021

More and more companies making greater and greater progress - 2021 could be an exciting year


Can short-term immune memory impact longevity?

Medical Xpress - 11-Feb-2021

Less inflammation due to shorter immune memory prolonged life of blind mole rats

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