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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.

The first non-invasive biomarker to track and verify efficacy of senolytic drugs

The discovery and development of a lipid-metabolite biomarker is expected to facilitate research and clinical trials of drugs that target multiple age-related diseases

Chronic viral infections can have lasting effects on human immunity, similar to aging

Researchers identify signatures of immune dysfunction that are shared in aging and chronic viral infections of HIV and Hepatitis C

Making Research Fair and Equitable

Read up on racial disparities in clinical trials and steps we can take to make sure that gains in healthspan are shared equally.

“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

The Buck Impact Circle Supports Project Aimed at Understanding Vulnerabilities and Resilience in the Aging Brain

The group awarded more than $100,000 to junior faculty members Kai Zhou, PhD and Tara Tracy, PhD

Special webinar will launch OVA, a new membership program for those interested in women’s health

Ovaries show signs of aging decades before other tissues. Women’s reproductive organs are considered geriatric in their early 30’s...

A new predictive model helps identify those at risk for severe COVID-19

Buck scientists analyze data from 3 million people using a smartphone app in the United Kingdom
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Upcoming events at the Buck

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Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.


Register now for Buck - Jena Online Symposium „Research on Healthy Ageing“ May 20, 17:00 @UKJ_Jena @BuckInstitute
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Hot off the Buck Blog Press: Scientist Sam Shah shares important statistics on racial disparities in clinical trials and best practices for taking steps to make sure that #livebetterlonger applies equally to everyone.

This story has everything: #Tau, #glycogen, collaborations... Read all about how Sudipta Bar, postdoc in the Kapahi lab, is using fruit flies to home in on the aspects of diet that can influence #Alzheimers Disease

We are so grateful for the contributions Art Gensler made to the world, and especially to the Buck.

Meet our scientists! Postdoc Sudipta Bar is enjoying the rewards of a recent federal grant to the Kapahi lab. He is studying how diet and aging influence Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, w/ particular interest in brain glycogen. Read more:

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