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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 Bia-Echo Foundation announces the Global Consortium for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality in partnership with the Buck Institute

The Consortium will award $7.4 million in grants over the next two years to scientists around the world...

The Buck gets $3.8 M Transformative Research Award from the NIH

A mouse that can regrow axons after brain injury is the focus of a new method to pinpoint genetic differences between species

The Microbiome: you and your trillion little friends

Eric dives into the the emerging science of the microbiome and how it evolves during 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

Experts call on the World Health Organization, governments and medical communities to develop common classifications and systems to diagnose and treat age-related diseases.

An international team of researchers have put forward a position statement, published in Science, which lays out a new healthcare framework to help aging populations stay healthier for longer...

Bees are buzzing to the Buck, with the support of the Impact Circle!

Buck professor Simon Melov awarded $100,000 at the most recent Buck Impact Circle.

Cellular senescence is associated with age-related blood clots

Publishing in the September 24 edition of Cell Reports, researchers at the Buck Institute identified 44 specific senescence-associated proteins that are involved in blood clotting, marking the first time that cellular senescence has been associated with age-related blood clots...
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Hot of the Buck blog press! Read how scientists are leveraging #iPSC technology to improve aging #livebetterlonger

Deficiency in the DNA repair protein ERCC1 triggers a link between #senescence and apoptosis in human fibroblasts and mouse skin by Judith Campisi's group @BuckInstitute

The t-loop sounds like a complex metro rail system but it’s actually a vital and dynamic #telomerestructure that helps protect #DNA. New work in @nature provides insights into how t-loops are regulated to wind and unwind at the right time #livebetterlonger

#autophagy is usually good, but maybe you don’t want too much recycling when #DNA is loose in the cell, like during #mitosis. New work shows CDK1, not mTORC1, works to suppress autophagy during mitosis #livebetterlonger

Yes, google, we did mean #elovanoids and not flavonoids. Research from med school at @LSUHealthNO finds elovanoids (class of compounds from fatty acids) can act as #senolytics & protect against models of #Alzheimers & #maculardegeneration #livebetterlonger

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