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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 gets $3.5 million to conduct the first-ever clinical trial of ketone supplementation to treat and or prevent frailty

NIH grant funds TAKEOFF,  a multi-site clinical trial to determine if putting at-risk older adults into ketosis can stave off a key aspect of geriatric syndrome

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First bioavailable compound that specifically inhibits free radical production in mitochondria prevents and treats metabolic syndrome in mice

A potential therapeutic for one of the major chronic diseases of aging

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The Future of Cancer Research

The key is to molecularly subclassify rather than simply identify the “type” of each cancer

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“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

NIH Renews Training Grant for $3.9 Million

Administered by the Buck Institute, the T32 program has trained 110 postdoctoral scientists over the past 25 years...

The Buck’s Impact Circle supports a project aimed at delivering therapeutic “cargoes” across the blood brain barrier

$100K award could catapult treatments for several diseases

Buck launches the first-ever online course on the biology of aging!

The Buck Academy’s free online course is the first-ever of it's kind. 
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

The James A. Aleveras Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

Docent-led Buck Tour

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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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