Age Research UK

Age Research UK

At a glance


  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


By carrying out research into age related illnesses and conditions the organisation aims to
advance health care for the public benefit.

To advance medical research into, in particular, illnesses and conditions associated with ageing, for the public benefit. To advance such charitable purposes (according to the law of England and Wales) as the trustees see fit from time to time in particular but not limited to advancing medical research for the public benefit by making grants and awards.

Examples of aging-associated diseases are atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, cataracts, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's disease. The incidence of all of these diseases increases rapidly with aging 



*By raising awareness

*By providing information

*By making grants and awards

*By assisting medical research for the public benefit

*By advancing medical research within local communities and across the world, but particularly in the UK 

Pioneering studies encompass systems biology investigating the basic causes of ageing and age related diseases, and conditions such as dementia, at the molecular, genetic and cellular level. Other research is looking at how movement, diet, exercise, new therapies and assistive technologies can promote healthy longevity while slowing the ageing process.

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