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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.

Uric acid pathologies shorten lifespan in flies, highlighting the need for screening in humans

Backed by human genetics, research in flies provides potential drug targets for gout, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and kidney stones

Buck faculty chronicle 30 years of research on aging in review article published in Nature

Six Buck faculty members highlight discoveries that have moved the field forward.

Ageism in Medical Care: Another Data Set to Improve Healthy Aging

Research that combats ageism will be an important part of improving healthy aging

“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

The Buck announces first faculty appointments for the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality

Lei Lei, PhD, Shiying Jin, PhD, Francesca Duncan, PhD, and Jennifer Garrison, PhD are the first faculty members to join the Buck Institute’s Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality.

Bees are buzzing to the Buck, with the support of the Impact Circle!

Buck professor Simon Melov awarded $100,000 at the most recent Buck Impact Circle.

Buck professor Gordon Lithgow receives prestigious award from the American Aging Association

Denham Harman Award recognizes lifetime achievement in research on aging
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Formal Research Seminars

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Exercise: A gateway drug for living longer

Levy Family Community Seminar

Lifelong learning contributes to healthy aging!

6 week course on the Biology of Aging for a non-scientific audience

Would you be willing to sleep only 5 hours if it meant free chili mac for dinner? Participants in a sleep study at Penn State did it. Lipid clearance/storage was faster and satiety decreased after 4 nights of short sleep #livebetterlonger

Whoa! @DrJenGunter at the Buck!
Isn't that place just amazing? It's like star trek every time I make the drive up there.

Hot off the Buck blog press!! A blog post from 2 of our @DominicanCANews students explores the connection between #senescence and #neurodegeneration #livebetterlonger

Congrats to Buck grad student Megumi More for receiving the P.E.O. Scholar award, which recognizes academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. She studies processes of aging and brain health Read more here: #livebetterlonger

Proud to call Marin County home and delighted to host @cwclub #MarinConversations! Fun and informative night tonight with @DrJenGunter in conversation with @marinij columnist Vicki Larson @OMGchronicles #Livebetterlonger

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