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The Obesity Society says we need to change the way we talk about obesity

Buck professor Pankaj Kapahi agrees
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A call for researchers in aging and environmental health sciences to join forces

A conversation with Buck professor Julie Andersen.
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How Does Obesity Increase the Risk for Severe Covid-19 (and other infections, too)?

Spoiler alert: it’s inflammation
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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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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.

There’s more to know about Vitamin K! Study in @Nature shows it prevents cell death and might be an ancient naturally-occurring antioxidant. Research shows Vitamin K inhibits ferroptosis, which involves cellular iron, implicated in #Alzheimers. https://zcu.io/Gmrz

Human tissues are diverse when it comes to #RNA. Study in @Nature has mapped that diversity w/ technology that enabled readouts of segments of over 1,000 nucleotides. Helps to understand molecular underpinnings of variants that contribute to disease risk https://zcu.io/BC0Y

Turning down thermostat makes it harder for #cancer cells to grow, at least in mice. Study in @Nature finds chilly temps activates heat-producing brown fat that consumes sugars that tumors need to thrive. This effect was cancelled out by high sugar drinks https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/960696

The Buck Institute is looking for an experienced Programmer Analyst to support the Institute’s IT and enterprise business systems.
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Job alert! The Campisi lab is looking for a Research Assoc II/Lab Mngr who will work with skilled PhD students and postdocs to develop an independent research project focusing on cellular senescence in human cell culture and mouse models.
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