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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.

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.

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.

Some Evidence-Based Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions: A 3-Part Series

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Fasting, caloric restriction, and 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

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 President and CEO Eric Verdin Appointed to President’s Advisory Council for the Healthy Longevity Grand Challenge

The National Academy of Medicine is launching a Global Grand Challenge for Healthy Longevity – a worldwide movement to increase physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age...

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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Buck Research Immersion Program

For high school students entering grades 10-12

Exercise: A gateway drug for living longer

Levy Family Community Seminar

Dr. Jen Gunter: Separating Myth from Medicine

The Buck hosts the Commonwealth Club

More evidence of how critical it is to treat stroke quickly. Study out today from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in @JAMA_current shows starting treatment just 15 minutes earlier can save lives and prevent disability #Livebetterlonger

In case you needed another reason to get those steps in! In a new study in @JAMANeuro researchers at @MGH_RI show that exercise may slow cognitive decline and protect against #Alzheimer’s #Livebetterlonger

New ideas in @Neurocellpress from authors at @harvardmed and @MGHMedicine for how we might stop inflammation in the brain that could lead to #Alzheimer’s #livebetterlonger

All those crossword puzzles and murder mysteries could pay off? New study in @JAMANeuro shows a buildup of lifetime educational and mental stimulation is associated with decreased risk of dementia. #livebetterlonger

Thanks @erictopol for the shoutout!

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