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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.

Stage is set to develop clinically relevant, senescence-based biomarkers of aging

Proteomic Atlas of Senescence-Associated Secretomes can be used by the research community to speed translation of therapeutics to clinical use

More details on 500% lifespan extension highlight Buck’s role in moving science forward

The dramatic lifespan extension occurred in a worm with mutations in two different cellular pathways known to influence aging and lifespan.

Ow-steoporosis: New research directions for a common condition

Read our latest blog post for info on how scientists are looking into ways to build bone health

“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 Bia-Echo Foundation announces the Global Consortium for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality in partnership with the Buck Institute

The Consortium will award $7.4 million in grants over the next two years to scientists around the world...

The Buck gets $3.8 M Transformative Research Award from the NIH

A mouse that can regrow axons after brain injury is the focus of a new method to pinpoint genetic differences between species

Normal breast tissue at risk for cancer development – the Benz lab investigates a surprising role for fat

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month. We're highlighting exciting new research from the Benz lab.
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Upcoming events at the Buck


Formal Research Seminars

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Model Organism Camp

Designed for students ages 12–14 years old.

Brain Camp

Designed for students ages 10–12 years old

Buck Research Immersion Program

For high school students entering grades 10-12

More details on research that shows 500% lifespan extension in C. elegans: Researchers gave the worms the huge leap in lifespan when they engineered mutations in two different cellular pathways known to influence aging and lifespan. #livebetterlonger

Boosting #mTORC2 in aging flies ⬆ #autophagy and restores heart function almost completely. Flies with overexpressed mTORC2 also had longer #lifespan #livebetterlonger

"Mitochondrial failure is a feature of many neurodegenerative disorders and something that must be corrected if neurons are to survive" says Dr. Ronald Davis from @ScrippsFlorida. New screening tech can help us find new ways to do this! #livebetterlonger

When it comes to familial #frontotemporaldementia, nature can beat genetics. Staying active both physically and mentally provides resilience even in those with a strong family history of the disease. #livebetterlonger

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