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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.

Brain aging is not one-size-fit-all: Chronological age, biological age and gender affect the shrinkage of different brain areas.

"This work breaks open the black box between aging and neurodegeneration”: Buck Institute associate professor David Furman

High Risk/High Reward Grant Funds Development of Smart Drug Delivery System to Treat Multiple Alzheimer’s Pathologies

The Buck’s $2.4 million Transformative Research Award is one of just nine in the nation

Scientist Spotlight: Birgit Schilling, PhD

Meet one of our most collaborative faculty members!

“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 uncover intriguing connection between diet, eye health and lifespan

Buck researchers uncover an intriguing connection between diet, eye health and lifespan in Drosophila

Buck Scientists Highlight New Perspective in How Immunity is Fine-Tuned through Mechanics

Introducing a new scientific discipline: Mechanoimmunlogy

Buck Institute scientists uncover a new role for blood-brain barrier in neuron function and damage

Findings open up a potential new avenue for therapies aimed at countering neurodegeneration
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation
Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

Congrats to Tara Tracy, recipient of @McKnightBrain1 Innovator Award in Cognitive Aging and Memory Loss! The $750K award supports her investigation of KIBRA, a protein that plays an important role in the normal function of synapses. Thanks @AFARorg https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/973544

Buck Podcast: Episode 4 LIVE! Guest @foundmyfitness
joins Gordon to explore insights from studies on #nutrition, #exercise, #inflammation, psychological stress, and more, as well as the crucial role of science communicators in today’s media.

Our latest blog post introduces Buck professor @birgits61642917, one of the most collaborative scientists in the field of age research. Birgit is our mass spectrometry guru and is working with human tissue samples to understand how cells talk to each other https://www.buckinstitute.org/blog/scientist-spotlight-birgit-schilling-phd/

Another reason to keep moving: new study in twins links exercise to positive epigenetic changes. Research in @SciReports shows more active twins had epigenetic markers linked to lowered metabolic syndrome ➡️ lead to heart disease, stroke & type 2 diabetes https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/973407

Brain aging is not one-size-fits-all. Congrats to Furman lab for study @PNASNews which breaks open black box between aging & neurodegeneration. Research shows functional brain networks are affected in different ways by aging, gender & blood immune factors https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/brain-aging-is-not-one-size-fit-all-chronological-age-biological-age-and-gender-affect-the-shrinkage-of-different-brain-areas/

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