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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.

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

Buck Scientist Uncovers Clues to Aging in Mitochondria

Understanding how the process starts can point to new directions in aging research

How Does Obesity Increase the Risk for Severe Covid-19 (and other infections, too)?

Spoiler alert: it’s inflammation

“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

Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

OVA Hour: A monthly webinar series created for OVA members

The 4th annual Longevity Therapeutics Summit kicks off next Tuesday in San Francisco. Buck faculty Dr. Birgit Schilling @birgits61642917 (proteomics and aging) and Dr. David Furman (Buck’s Artificial Intelligence Platform) are among the speakers.

Researchers at @BUMedicine have untangled the #APOE4 gene, the most significant genetic risk factor for #Alzheimers. Published in @CellPressNews, scientists found that the genetic background and mechanistic defects due to APOE4 are unique to human cells.

#Breastcancer spreads at night. The surprising research from Sweden, published in @Nature, shows that circulating cancer cells that later form metastases mainly arise during the sleep cycle.

Need to save $$? Study in JAMA says #vitamins and #supplements are a ‘waste of money’ for most Americans (we spent $50 billion on them last year). Calcium and Vitamin D were the only exceptions for those with deficiencies.

This year’s Impact Circle award will enable Buck researchers to test blood biomarkers in a small group of older adults who will take a #ketogenic nutritional supplement. Congrats to @GeriSciDoc and @BriannaStubbs for the winning presentation!

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Join the fight against age-related diseases

You don’t have to be a scientist to make an important contribution to research on aging. We rely on donations to support the science that we believe will add years to people’s lifespan and decades to their healthspan.

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