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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 first non-invasive biomarker to track and verify efficacy of senolytic drugs

The discovery and development of a lipid-metabolite biomarker is expected to facilitate research and clinical trials of drugs that target multiple age-related diseases

Chronic viral infections can have lasting effects on human immunity, similar to aging

Researchers identify signatures of immune dysfunction that are shared in aging and chronic viral infections of HIV and Hepatitis C

Healthcare Around the World: Costs, Covid, and Comparisons

How do different healthcare systems respond to pandemic? Here is a summary of the real-world experiment that has been happening over the past year.

“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

Special webinar will launch OVA, a new membership program for those interested in women’s health

Ovaries show signs of aging decades before other tissues. Women’s reproductive organs are considered geriatric in their early 30’s...

A new predictive model helps identify those at risk for severe COVID-19

Buck scientists analyze data from 3 million people using a smartphone app in the United Kingdom

Gruber Family supports underserved students during COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, the Gruber Family Foundation supports an innovative educational program for underserved students
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation
Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.
Ongoing

Webinars

You know what they say about those with big yawns...https://www.sciencealert.com/the-length-of-a-yawn-is-tied-to-the-size-of-the-brain

The @DogAgingProject is studying aging in companion dogs - the furry friends who live with you at home.

But we’re not the only ones investigating #aging and many of us work together across teams.
https://knowablemagazine.org/article/health-disease/2021/genetic-tricks-longest-lived-animals

A manifesto roadmap “Understanding intestinal immune cell signaling axes and crosstalk with intestinal microbes is important for the identification of therapeutic targets to treat obesity and metabolic syndrome” @UHN_Research @BuckInstitute @NatureComms https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22727-7

The Buck sends condolences to the loved ones of Art Gensler. His commitment to the Buck as a board member from 2000-2020 was unwavering and he will always be remembered as a member of our family. https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/article/Art-Gensler-architect-who-built-a-tiny-S-F-shop-16166415.php

A must-read from Buck Faculty Dan Winer + others on the brand new science of how diet-induced obesity influences the #immunesystem living in the gut, and how the this influences obesity-related complications like #insulinresistance https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22727-7

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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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