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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.

Congrats to the Haghighi lab! Study in @PNASNews uncovers a new role for the blood-brain barrier in neuron function and damage. Findings in #Drosophila open up a potential new avenue for therapies aimed at countering #neurodegeneration. https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/buck-institute-scientists-uncover-a-new-role-for-blood-brain-barrier-in-neuron-function-and-damage/

Science says there is a best way to take pills! Researchers @JohnsHopkins say pills dissolve much faster when we lay on our right side to take them. They tested four postures.  To see which one is worst go to: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/961853

Today we announced positive data from the Ph 2 BEHOLD study of UBX1325 in diabetic macular edema. The 12- and 18-week results are a promising step in validating our #senolytic platform and supports the potential of UBX1325 in retinovascular diseases. https://bit.ly/3vY6V2o

Thank you Navigage for funding the USC-Buck PhD Program for over 5 years now! We're so grateful for their continuous support of our graduate students who do amazing work at Buck.
From left to right: Vickie Hatos, @beappbeapp, Sidharth Madhavan, Judy Vallas, @jenngarrison

Feeling exhausted after hours of intense cognitive work is not an illusion. Study in @CurrentBiology shows long bouts of thinking hard causes potentially toxic byproducts to build up in the prefrontal cortex, which alters your control over decisions. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/960845