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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.

The Buck announces first faculty appointments for the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality

Lei Lei, PhD, Shiying Jin, PhD, Francesca Duncan, PhD, and Jennifer Garrison, PhD are the first faculty members to join the Buck Institute’s Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality.

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...

Some Evidence-Based Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions: A 3-Part Series

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Fasting, caloric restriction, and aging

“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 Gordon Lithgow receives prestigious award from the American Aging Association

Denham Harman Award recognizes lifetime achievement in research on aging

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...

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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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

Levy Family Community Seminar

Topic: Exercise and aging

The Buck announces first faculty appointments for the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality. #livebetterlonger

Beautiful full moon as seen from the Buck last night. Thank you Dr. Schilling for the fabulous photo! #livebetterlonger

Free event at @BuckInstitute this Wednesday! In partnership with @bookpassage best-selling author @ChipConley will be discussing his new book WISDOM @ WORK: The Making of the Modern Elder. Almost sold out! Register: #livebetterlonger

It’s all in the jeans but not all in the genes. #genetics is just one factor influencing how an individual responds to food. #Identicaltwins fed the same food respond differently, and even time of day can change an individual’s response #livebetterlonger

There is more evidence that age-associated diseases begin in mid-life. New data from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study shows correlations between diabetes, cardiovascular health, vision, hearing, and cognitive function in middle-aged adults. #livebetterlonger

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