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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.

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The Buck is awarded three federal grants to target aging to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease.

The Buck is thrilled to announce that we have received nearly $10M in funding from the NIH for a geroscience approach to developing treatments for Alzheimers.

Time to improve your health: focusing on circadian rhythms

Your internal clock controls a lot. PhD student Daria Timonina explains the importance of these rhythms.

“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 professors receive a prestigious award from the American Association of Cancer Research

Congrats to Chris Benz, Christina Yau, and the rest of the team receiving the AACR Team Science Award for their transformational work on The Cancer Genome Atlas!

New tools will enhance the specificity of imaging in the mouse brain

Researchers image neural circuits by targeting the cell body using ribosome tethering

Eat less and live a long healthy life? Study shows “not in all cases”

Results from research involving 160 genetically distinct strains of fruit flies give insight into what will likely happen in humans using dietary restriction to add extra years (and extra health) to life.
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom through 2020.
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WEBINAR SERIES: Conversations at the Buck, The COVID-19 Pandemic

Model Organism Camp


Buck Research Immersion Program


Hot off the Buck blog press: Don't read this blog too close to bedtime: Buck/USC grad student @TimoninaDaria wrote all about circadian rhythms and it will make you too excited to sleep.

Congrats to @BuckInstitute faculty member @jenngarrison as a featured member (and alum) of the ARCS Foundation!

What does a #senescent cell spit out? Depends. Which we know b/c of SASP Atlas from the @birgits61642917 & Campisi labs! This great explainer from @GENbio is a chance for all the quadrupole time-of-flight Sciex TripleTOF 6600 and 5600 mega-fans to geek out

Buck COVID-19 Webinar (tomorrow!): Please join us again tomorrow at 11am PT (2pm ET) for a live conversation with Susan Desmond Hellmann, MD, MPH, Former Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ask your question:

Why is #COVID19 so deadly to elders?

The adaptive response weakens w/ age because there’s a decline in the number, activity & diversity of T cells.

The innate response has the opposite problem. As it ages, it causes chronic low-grade #inflammation.

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