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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 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

Cellular Housekeeping: How autophagy models in mice could lead to treatment in humans

A post from three graduate students about new possibilities for promoting autophagy

“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

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.

Cellular senescence is associated with age-related blood clots

Publishing in the September 24 edition of Cell Reports, researchers at the Buck Institute identified 44 specific senescence-associated proteins that are involved in blood clotting, marking the first time that cellular senescence has been associated with age-related blood clots...

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
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Formal Research Seminars

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Lifelong learning contributes to healthy aging!

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

This is the rare occasion when it’s nice to be described as salamander-like. Humans are able to regrow cartilage using #microRNAs similar to those in salamanders—now we just have to figure out how to do it better #livebetterlonger

Want to live better longer? There are exciting breakthroughs happening at the Buck. Don’t miss any of them! Sign up for our newsletter at #livebetterlonger

Reduce waste AND weight? And inflammation, too? Coffee bean skins (usually discarded before roasting) have phenolic compounds that promote fat-burning and reduce inflammation! #livebetterlonger

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month... We're highlighting exciting new research from the Benz lab. Normal breast tissue at risk for cancer development - the Benz lab investigates a surprising role for fat #livebetterlonger

Hot off the Buck blog press! #Autophagy is a huge deal in #agingresearch. Read a post from our grad students about recent developments in boosting this critical cellular process #livebetterlonger

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