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Buck researchers weigh in on why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease

A team from China has identified a reproductive hormone that may play a key role in boosting susceptibility for Alzheimer’s in women...
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Healthy aging starts in our cells – and in the places where we live!

Healthy aging starts in our cells and in the communities where we live! In this blog we explore the Age-Friendly movement which is focused on making communities livable for people of all ages...
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We’re excited about single-cell sequencing technology and think you should be too!

Professor Simon Melov is championing the use of single cell sequencing – calling it the biggest technological revolution in biology in the last 30 years...
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Buck professor Julie Andersen weighs in on Aduhelm, the controversial Alzheimer’s drug

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The promise of Metformin highlights the need for precision medicine

Metformin became a “darling” of research on aging when medical records revealed that people with diabetes taking the drug often lived longer, healthier lives.
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Old Dogs, New Tricks: New Roles for FGF21, a Well-Known Metabolic Molecule

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Mitochondrial Ubiquinol Oxidation: Could this be the answer to stop tumor growth in its path?

Understanding the role mitochondrial metabolism in tumor growth.
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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.
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Healthcare Around the World: Costs, Covid, and Comparisons

How do different healthcare systems respond to pandemic? Here is a summary of the real-world experiment that has been happening over the past year.
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation
Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom by invitation only.

Impact Circle 2022

Convo with Paul Irving, @MilkenInstitute Fellow and author/editor of The Upside of Aging. First of “Five Things I’ve Learned About Aging” series next Tues @ 5pm PDT. Paul will talk about new possibilities that are emerging from our longer, healthier lives https://zcu.io/HubI

Buck was thrilled to participate again this year at @BayAreaSciFest in Santa Rosa, CA last Sunday as a Hosting Sponsor and exhibitor. We love sharing our science with aspiring young scientists! We had so much fun!!

Snag in normal process of cleaning up broken DNA in brain cells may hasten progression of #Parkinsons. Researchers @HopkinsMedicine found protein “Sting” creates a cycle of inflammation when it responds to clean-up signals in cells already damaged by PD https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953355

Great work from the Zhou lab! Buck researchers have uncovered clues as to how aging starts to happen in #mitochondria, opening a completely different way to think about, measure, mitigate and reverse the process. Study is in @eLife https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/buck-scientist-uncovers-clues-to-aging-in-mitochondria/

1st of “Five Things I’ve Learned About Aging” series kicks off next Tues with a convo with @MilkenInstitute Fellow Paul Irving. As author/editor of The Upside of Aging he’ll talk about new possibilities that are emerging from our longer, healthier lives
https://myfivethings.com/class/paul-irving-the-upside-of-aging/