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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 researchers get $3.4 million to look at a fruit-derived metabolite as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s

Could a gut metabolite produced from dietary ellagic acid, which is abundant in strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, pomegranates and walnuts, help prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

A new method furthers understanding of evolutionary genetics

Publishing in Nature Genetics, discovery helps unravel the mystery of ancient traits

Advanced Glycation End Products As Drivers of Age-Related Disease

“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

Tara Tracy joins faculty at Buck Institute

Neuroscientist studies synaptic dysfunction and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

First patient treated with drug based on Buck research

Unity Biotechnology, which incubated at the Buck Institute, has treated the first patient in a Phase I clinical trial evaluating a drug to selectively eliminate senescent cells in moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee...

Geriatrician-scientist John Newman, MD, PhD, joins the Buck faculty

Geriatrician and researcher in the field of aging poised to bridge gap between lab and clinical practice.
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events that feature Buck science


Formal Research Seminars

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Thinking Structure

New Works by: Kirk Stoller, Linda Geary, Sabine Reckewell, Ann-Marie Stöhr, Andy Vogt, Ulrike Palmbach

North Bay Science Discovery Day

100 hands-on experiences for kids and kids at heart!

Bay Area Aging Meeting (BAAM)

Industry event

At the Buck, our basic science research is leading to anything-but-basic breakthroughs! Judy Campisi explains the promise of senolytic therapies to MIT’s @techreview. #livebetterlonger @UnityBiotech

It’s not just what you eat but when! New research in @Cell_Metabolism suggests that time-restricted feeding improves the health and lifespan of mice independent of caloric intake, diet composition, and body weight. #livebetterlonger

Did you know that most patients with #dementia have no family history and as high as 95% of cases may arise due to spontaneous mutations which occur during cellular aging? That’s why we study the basic mechanisms of #aging itself. #livebetterlonger

What does inflammation have to do with aging? Buck Professor Judy Campisi explained at the Levy Community Seminar. No worries if you missed it – it’s here. #Livebetterlonger

Long-term study identifies arterial stiffness as a major risk factor for #dementia. A promising finding as antihypertensive drugs and lifestyle interventions may be able to delay or prevent the onset of disease. #livebetterlonger

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