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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.

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 new method furthers understanding of evolutionary genetics

Publishing in Nature Genetics, discovery helps unravel the mystery of ancient traits

Longevity: Is it all in the family?

Publishing in Nature Genetics, discovery helps unravel the mystery of ancient traits

“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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Upcoming events that feature Buck science


Formal Research Seminars

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Thinking Structure

New Works by: Kirk Stoller, Linda Geary, Sabine Reckewell, Ann-Marie Stöhr, Andy Vogt, Ulrike Palmbach

Live Better Longer: A Celebration of 30 Years in Aging Research

Speakers: 20 thought leaders in aging research

Did you know? At the Buck, we value cultural diversity! More than 30 countries are represented in our employee base. Learn more about the Buck at #livebetterlonger #knowthebuck

Stressed out? The stress-related hormone cortisol has been linked to poor memory and cognitive function and may be associated with #neurodegeneration. Tips for reducing stress include exercise, healthy diet, and getting enough sleep. #livebetterlonger

#obesity and #aging are both results of metabolic dysfunction! Dr. John Newman is one of several faculty members at The Buck who study how eating well and exercising are great guidelines for healthy aging. #livebetterlonger

Did you know? The Buck has a Learning Center designed for the entire community. Kids as young as five come to the Buck and extract their own DNA (and wear it as a necklace). Learn more about education at #knowthebuck #livebetterlonger

Great talk today from Dr. Hideyuki Okano at @Keio_Univ who is modeling neurological disorders like #ALS using human induced pluripotent stem cells to identify drug candidates, since mouse models don't always recapitulate human disease. #livebetterlonger

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