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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.

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...

The need for more conversations between patient, research, and medical communities

An Interview with Parkinson’s Patient Advocate Benjamin Stecher

“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

Buck Professor Emeritus David Nicholls elected to the Royal Society

David Nicholls, PhD, FRSE, has been elected to the Royal Society, a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth...

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.
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Upcoming events that feature Buck science


Formal Research Seminars

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The Conversation Continues: A Celebration of 30 Years of Research on Aging

Leaders in the field discuss the latest in research on aging.

The Conversation Continues: A Celebration of 30 Years of Research on Aging

Leaders in the field discuss the latest in research on aging.

Book Passage and the Buck Institute Present: Chip Conley's Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder

His new book Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder takes on the new midlife – a search for meaning, not retirement

What has an axolotl done for you lately? Read about how naked mole rats, beavers, and salamanders hold clues to the understanding the molecular basis for disease resistance in our special guest blog by faculty member Dr. Rachel Brem #livebetterlonger

Session 5 of @BuckInstitute's Free Online Conference takes place today! Join us at 12pm PT / 3pm ET for an exclusive conversation with Dr. Steven N Austad, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Register and view here: or live on Facebook.

Big congratulations to Geoffrey Meyerhof, in the Kapahi lab, who was chosen as Graduate Student of the year at @DominicanCANews. Good luck to Geoffrey as he continues his PhD studies at UC Santa Barbara in the fall. #livebetterlonger

The Ellerby Lab at the Buck talks about HD every day as they develop new technologies to understand and develop treatments for #HuntingtonsDisease

LIVE WEBINAR, Session #5: Tuesday, May 21 @12pm PT, 3pm ET: Join Dr. Steven N. Austad from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, as he shares his perspectives on the tremendous advancements in research on aging achieved in the last 30 years.

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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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