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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 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.

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.

Running trails or genetic pathways: The future of exercise

What if you could receive the benefits of exercise moving only the muscles necessary to take a pill?

“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

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.

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...
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events that feature Buck science

Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

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Ageless, by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Arts at the Buck – A reading of the speculative-fiction play: Ageless

Bay Area Aging Meeting (BAAM)

Industry event

Lifelong learning contributes to healthy aging!

6 week course on the Biology of Aging for a non-scientific audience

By popular demand! Our sold-out seminar is now online: How to live better longer: Buck faculty offer their own tips for healthy living. Info RE diet, exercise, and genetics, including “do today” advice to help stay healthy as you age. https://t.co/qejMDtjNRo #livebetterlonger

UPDATE: The video of this panel presentation and discussion is now online!

A huge thanks again to @EricVerdin, Dr. Kapahi, @GeriSciDoc, and Dr. Melov for their work; @Health_Span for moderating; and NCTV for filming the event! #livebetterlonger

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Ever wondered what it was like to work at the Buck? There are opportunities for administrative staff to learn about the cutting-edge science happenings at the Buck from our scientific faculty.
Pictured: Dr. Kai Zhou (https://t.co/b1xm4I1wGl )
#livebetterlonger

“We should not confuse aging with death. Death may be inevitable; aging need not be.” — Judith Campisi, Ph.D - We are proud to have the incredible Judith Campisi, Ph.D. as a founder of @AHLResearch. Learn more about her work here : https://t.co/oTzUmLYUu0 #aging #longevity

Is there a link between heart and brain health? A new @NIH study shows that fewer people under intensive blood pressure-lowering treatment developed mild cognitive impairment compared to those under standard treatment. #livebetterlonger #NationalHeartMonth https://t.co/8xLAVhLasf

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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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