HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
5.9 million award gives UK aging research a new lease on life

Research into ageing has received a major boost thanks to a 5.9 million Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity. It is hoped that the award will help strengthen the UK's position in this rapidly developing field of research and will help scientists understand what it means to age.

The award has been made to Professor Linda Partridge, Professor Dominic Withers and Dr David Gems at UCL (University College London) who received 5.1 million, and to Professor Janet Thornton at the European Bioinformatics Institute, who received 750,000. The researchers will work in collaboration to explore the biological mechanisms that cause our bodies to age and decay.

"Our ageing population represents a major challenge to quality of life in the coming century and it is imperative that we look into what causes ageing," says Professor Partridge. "During the last decade, research into the biology underlying the ageing process has developed remarkably rapidly. It is likely that during the next decade the nature of the major cellular and biochemical mechanisms that determine longevity and ageing will be identified."

However, warns Professor Partridge, unless action is taken, the bulk of this research will all take place outside the UK.

"Although the field of ageing biology is growing within the UK, there is a risk that in the main this work will take place elsewhere, such as the US," she says. "That is why the Wellcome Trust award is crucial, to enable us to strengthen our research and infrastructure to keep pace with the development of this field. It is both desirable and, in principal, feasible to ensure that the UK develops and maintains world-class research into the biology of ageing."

Professor Partridge and colleagues will look at the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of ageing in fruit flies, nematode worms and mice, and in particular the role of insulin signalling. Recent research has
'"/>

Contact: Craig Brierley
c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7329
Wellcome Trust
13-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. US Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research
2. Nottingham biosciences million pound injection
3. $9 million EPSCoR grant to foster integrated research
4. 20 Kentucky firms share $1.9 million from state to match federal SBIR-STTR awards
5. $125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research
6. UC Davis is partner in new $125 million federal bioenergy research center
7. Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding
8. The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
9. New $1.16 million study investigates how dietary iron is used by cells
10. NIH awards nearly $21 million to fund cutting-edge research equipment
11. University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/17/2019)... ... 15, 2019 , ... RCH Solutions (RCH), a ... companies, announces the availability of new specialty advisory practice, a Public Cloud Managed ... emerging bio-pharma companies interested in achieving specific outcomes related to public Cloud adoption. ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... ... July 09, 2019 , ... ... Research into its incubator program. The founder and CEO of Tx Genetic, Helen ... lives of those suffering from epithelial connective tissue disorders. , “We are pleased ...
(Date:6/25/2019)... ... 25, 2019 , ... ActX has launched a medical genetic ... 23andMe, customers can get access to professionally reviewed genetic screening similar to what ... and Health + Ancestry customers., With the ActX + 23andMe service, both 23andMe ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... 16, 2019 , ... Quidel is the market leader in ... Roche and Siemens Healthineers and Response Biomedical also are among the top companies. ... Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics . , Quidel is a market leader in rapid immunoassays ...
(Date:6/26/2019)... ... , ... Alice Branton today released research results from preclinical trials on the ... can prove to be beneficial for treating Hypomagnesemia. , The preclinical trial shows:, ... size , Over 142% increase in particle size , Over ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 10, 2019 ... ... breakthroughs in science and technology in an upcoming episode, scheduled to broadcast 4Q/2019. ... of the Eppendorf Group) and will educate viewers about how its technology facilitates ...
(Date:6/6/2019)... ... 2019 , ... WCCT Global, Inc ., a full-service early phase contract ... will be receiving 3 awards at the 2019 CRO Leadership Awards, to be held ... categories of overall Quality and Compatibility (Access to desired markets, cultural fit, timely project ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: