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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.

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...

A perennial molecule that treats pellagra and pauses aging

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...

“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 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?

Advanced Glycation End Products As Drivers of Age-Related Disease

Pankaj Kapahi makes his case to the research community and the public

World’s first Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality established at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

A $6 million gift provides seed money to address a long-standing inequality: men can reproduce throughout their lifespan; but women's fertility begins to decline in their early 30's...
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Paint the Town Red

Novato's 59th birthday party!

Marc Freedman on How to Live Forever

Buck hosts the Commonwealth Club

Antibiotics may not just be for infections anymore! Recent studies have identified a potential geroprotective role for antibiotics in #neurodegenerative disease (https://t.co/e2CzNTYw4O) and cellular #senescence (https://t.co/SK5iBuFPhU). #livebetterlonger

Did you know? The Buck is developing Lifelong Learning courses in the biology of aging. We are all about engaging our community to help them #livebetterlonger #knowthebuck Learn more about education at https://t.co/imLqxFnn4S

If you missed last Monday's #30yearsofaging meeting or wanted to relive the discussions, check out today's blog post: https://t.co/NXZGRR4RMU You will also get to hear what some of the attendees thought of the meeting! #livebetterlonger”

Did you know? The Buck’s regenerative medicine program involves replacing damaged cells, enhancing adult stem cells to rejuvenate tissues and genetically altering deadly mutations. #livebetterlonger #knowthebuck Learn more fun science facts at https://t.co/JTrJ0L5F9F

Did you know? About 65% of older adults suffer from a chronic disease and 43% have three or more. At the Buck, our research is all about reducing these numbers. #livebetterlonger #30yearsofaging Learn more about aging at https://t.co/JhDVBOMQ8q

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