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Working to create a world where everyone can have
healthy minds and healthy bodies at every age.

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A mission-driven community
of investigators

The Buck is a collective of the world’s top scientists in the field of aging who are sharing their methods and
expertise to find ways to help everyone lead fuller, healthier lives by ending age-related disease.

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Advancing the frontiers
of research on aging

Using cutting-edge science to tackle aging, the #1 risk factor for chronic disease.

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Our mission is to end the threat of age-related disease for this and future generations

We believe it is possible for people to enjoy their lives at 95 as much as they do at 25, and to achieve that, we’re seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the biology of aging itself.

Advancing the frontiers
of aging research

Using cutting-edge science to tackle aging, the #1 risk factor for chronic disease.

The Buck Institute Launches First Human Clinical Trial

Effort marks the first study of ketone body supplementation in healthy older adults; participants will be recruited in Marin County

Brain aging is not one-size-fit-all: Chronological age, biological age and gender affect the shrinkage of different brain areas.

"This work breaks open the black box between aging and neurodegeneration”: Buck Institute associate professor David Furman

Calling all SuperAgers!

New research initiative is aimed at understanding the biology that drives exceptional longevity

“What I want people to know about the Buck is the incredible commitment and excitement that permeates the walls of this institution. We are pushing the frontiers in an area that is going to impact all of humanity. I cannot tell you exactly when this will happen, but I can tell you big discoveries will come out of the Buck.”

Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute President and CEO

High Risk/High Reward Grant Funds Development of Smart Drug Delivery System to Treat Multiple Alzheimer’s Pathologies

The Buck’s $2.4 million Transformative Research Award is one of just nine in the nation

The Buck Institute remembers Phyllis Faber: 1928 – 2023

Well-known conservationist played key role in the Buck’s formative years

Buck researchers uncover intriguing connection between diet, eye health and lifespan

Buck researchers uncover an intriguing connection between diet, eye health and lifespan in Drosophila
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FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

The Future of Living Better Longer…And how you can make some of it happen now!

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BSAS 2023

The accumulation of abdominal fat carries lots of risks for #heartdisease, #diabetes and #osteoarthritis. Now researchers at @BUSPH have found that age-related abdominal fat may lead to less effective muscle function that in turn may lead to more falls. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/978578

Another job for our beloved C. elegans? These workhorses for research on aging can also detect impurities in indoor air. Study in @Pathogens_MDPI describes use of fluorescent GFP in nematodes to detect high levels of bio or chem impurities in environment https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/978499

Episode 7 LIVE! How do different cells in our bodies age differently? What happens when a neuron takes out its trash? Neuroscientist Monica Driscoll takes @GordonLithgow on tour through her serendipitous career and importance of studying things no one else is thinking about.

Well, this isn’t great. 1 in 8 Americans 50+ are likely addicted to #junkfood. Survey by @UM_IHPI shows women are more likely to have food issues, plus people overweight, lonely or in poor physical health. Officials call for docs to screen for condition https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977872

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