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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CRA produces policy-relevant, internationally-focused multi-disciplinary research and training on older age and ageing
Research institute at the University of Surrey focusing on inequalities across the life course and in later life
The primary focus of the CARU is research into conditions associated with ageing
Research institute that pioneers a cutting edge multi disciplinary approach for the identification of health determinants
Research institute that works to understand the mechanisms of ageing
MICRA is a leading research centre carrying out multidisciplinary research into fundamental questions about ageing
World class centre of excellence for research on the biology of ageing and ageing-related diseases
Medical center focused on inflammatory rheumatic diseases
Multi-disciplinary group with aim to undertake research into the implications of population change
Group at the University of Liverpool led by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes
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New study leading towards permanent youthful immune function
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