Ageing

Ageing Group

The biological process of ageing contributes to increased risk of a wide range of diseases, from neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease) and cancer to cardiovascular disease (causing heart attack and stroke) and age-related macular degeneration (causing blindness in the elderly). The UCL Institute for Healthy Ageing in UCL Division of BiosciencesĀ brings together researchers working on the basic biology of ageing (biogerontology) with those working to understand the causes of ageing-related disease. By merging biogerontology and the study of ageing-related diseases, we aim to develop a new translational biogerontology using the ageing process as a point of intervention to protect against the diseases of old age.

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