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Do Wildfires Impact How We Age?

A special guest blog from Anja Holtz, Research Associate in the Schilling lab
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Some Evidence-Based Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions: A 3-Part Series

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Fasting, caloric restriction, and aging
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Faculty Guest Blog: Evolutionary Clues to Healthspan in the Wild

A special guest blog post from faculty member Rachel Brem
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Some Evidence-Based Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions: A 3-Part Series

Part 1 of a 3 part series: Exercise and aging
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The need for more conversations between patient, research, and medical communities

An Interview with Parkinson’s Patient Advocate Benjamin Stecher
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Lifelong Learning for Lifelong Health

We have just launched our inaugural Lifelong Learning course on the Biology of Aging here at the Buck...
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A new approach to a rare age-related lung and heart disease

Although it is a rare disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension is a big problem for older adults because many people go years without being diagnosed since the early symptoms are mild or occur only during strenuous exercise.
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Interview with Marc Freedman: Fostering social connections for healthy aging

Studying biology is only one way to tackle questions about healthy aging...
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Healthy attitudes, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love getting older

Keeping a positive attitude about aging might be tough, but a new Yale study suggests that negative attitude could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events at the Buck

Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

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Buck Research Immersion Program

For high school students entering grades 10-12

Exercise: A gateway drug for living longer

Levy Family Community Seminar

Dr. Jen Gunter: Separating Myth from Medicine

The Buck hosts the Commonwealth Club

Finding it hard to learn a new skill? Try learning 3 instead! Intriguing new study out of @UCRiverside in The Journals of Gerontology shows learning new things at once, like school children do, boosts cognitive abilities in older adults. https://t.co/yEpogBvNBW #livebetterlonger

More evidence of how critical it is to treat stroke quickly. Study out today from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in @JAMA_current shows starting treatment just 15 minutes earlier can save lives and prevent disability https://t.co/9wPQ3HzF5R #Livebetterlonger

In case you needed another reason to get those steps in! In a new study in @JAMANeuro researchers at @MGH_RI show that exercise may slow cognitive decline and protect against #Alzheimer’s https://t.co/9qdO8gQ9B3 #Livebetterlonger

New ideas in @Neurocellpress from authors at @harvardmed and @MGHMedicine for how we might stop inflammation in the brain that could lead to #Alzheimer’s https://t.co/2ZmohsWXtu #livebetterlonger

All those crossword puzzles and murder mysteries could pay off? New study in @JAMANeuro shows a buildup of lifetime educational and mental stimulation is associated with decreased risk of dementia. https://t.co/MkR1cFfoGt #livebetterlonger