Live better longer.

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 celebrates 30 years of research on aging with major symposium

Leading scientists from across the nation gathered at the Buck on December 3rd to celebrate research on aging.

Intervening in glial cells protects neurons in Parkinson’s model

Buck researchers identify crosstalk between dopaminergic neurons and glial cells in fruit flies providing a potential new target for preventative treatment.

Running trails or genetic pathways: The future of exercise

What if you could receive the benefits of exercise moving only the muscles necessary to take a pill?

“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

Intervening in glial cells protects neurons in Parkinson’s model

Buck researchers identify crosstalk between dopaminergic neurons and glial cells in fruit flies providing a potential new target for preventative treatment.

Exploiting a gene that protects against Alzheimer’s

Anyone who gets tested for their genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease likely knows about ApoE4.

Does dietary restriction protect against age-related leaky gut?

Buck Institute research shows that diet impacts the fitness of cells lining the intestinal tract. In flies, dietary restriction prevents leaky gut with aging, and a rich diet promotes it...
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events that feature Buck science

Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

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Ageless, by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Arts at the Buck – A reading of the speculative-fiction play: Ageless

Bay Area Aging Meeting (BAAM)

Industry event

Lifelong learning contributes to healthy aging!

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

Register today for BAAM on Mar 11! Space is limited and filling up fast! https://t.co/a5ta6NO0lQ

AFAR experts Judy Campisi of @BuckInstitute & @UnityBiotech , Jim Kirkland of @MayoClinic , and Nicholas Musi @UTHealthSA @NathanShockCtrs lend insights to @techreview on first human trial of #senolytics. https://t.co/1LUygCT4ra

Scientists are looking for ways to detect #Alzheimers earlier and the blood-brain-barrier may provide a clue. A recent study in @NatureMedicine shows that leaky capillaries in the brain may be an early biomarker of cognitive impairment. #livebetterlonger https://t.co/WioAtMcjIX

.@EricVerdin, Pankaj Kahapi, @GeriSciDoc, and Simon Melov gave fantastic presentations about their tips for healthy #aging. We had a full house today despite the rain and had a great discussion! Video of the entire seminar will be posted soon — stay tuned. #livebetterlonger

Meet one of our founders, @EricVerdin, CEO of the @BuckInstitute. His lab, The Verdin Lab, studies the relationship between aging and the immune system. Learn more about Eric and his work here : https://t.co/9gw5dAmQok

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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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