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Ow-steoporosis: New research directions for a common condition

Read our latest blog post for info on how scientists are looking into ways to build bone health
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Cognitive Fitness: Help your brain look great in spandex

Our CEO Dr. Eric Verdin explains exciting research about the best exercise to prevent AND delay dementia
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Aging is inevitable, but let’s make it better

Scientists are working toward developing treatments that use Dr...
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The Microbiome: you and your trillion little friends

Eric dives into the the emerging science of the microbiome and how it evolves during aging
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Cellular Housekeeping: How autophagy models in mice could lead to treatment in humans

A post from three graduate students about new possibilities for promoting autophagy
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Nature Nurtures: Food is the Best Source for Vitamins

Buck CEO Dr. Eric Verdin discusses the best source for vitamins...
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Can getting rid of senescent cells in the brain reduce memory loss?

A special guest blog from Alejandro Lopez-Ramirez, Lab Manager in the Ellerby lab and Lauren Wimer, Dominican University of California graduate student in the Kapahi lab.
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Ageism in Medical Care: Another Data Set to Improve Healthy Aging

Research that combats ageism will be an important part of improving healthy aging
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Cellular Senescence: A Contradictory Condition

Read about how Advait Thaploo, winner of the high school Summer Scholar blog contest, spent the summer discovering a new way to induce cellular senescence
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Upcoming events at the Buck

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Formal Research Seminars

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Model Organism Camp

Designed for students ages 12–14 years old.

Brain Camp

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Buck Research Immersion Program

For high school students entering grades 10-12

More details on research that shows 500% lifespan extension in C. elegans: Researchers gave the worms the huge leap in lifespan when they engineered mutations in two different cellular pathways known to influence aging and lifespan. #livebetterlonger https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/more-details-on-500-lifespan-extension-highlight-bucks-role-in-moving-science-forward/

Boosting #mTORC2 in aging flies ⬆ #autophagy and restores heart function almost completely. Flies with overexpressed mTORC2 also had longer #lifespan #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/xR7L

"Mitochondrial failure is a feature of many neurodegenerative disorders and something that must be corrected if neurons are to survive" says Dr. Ronald Davis from @ScrippsFlorida. New screening tech can help us find new ways to do this! #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/SXoD

When it comes to familial #frontotemporaldementia, nature can beat genetics. Staying active both physically and mentally provides resilience even in those with a strong family history of the disease. #livebetterlonger https://zurl.co/25OG