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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 and Phenome Health Announce Major Strategic Partnership

Famed Scientist Lee Hood will co-direct the Center for Phenomic Health at the Buck

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Buck Institute Receives $21 Million Hevolution Foundation Grant

Multi-year Partnership Targeting Therapeutic Interventions in Aging

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Harnessing a Genetic Factor that Promotes Healthy Aging

Finally a genetic variation that delivers a benefit rather than risk

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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

New drug-like molecule extends lifespan, ameliorates pathology in worms and boosts function in mammalian muscle cells

Buck researchers identify new pathway for mitophagy which highlights the gut/brain connection

Buck Researchers Uncover Mechanism That Links NAD+ to Fertility Problems

More than a fertility study, the findings can help understand female aging in general

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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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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