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When does “healthy” turn to “healthy aging”?

Eric discusses new data showing that healthy habits in midlife return outsize benefits in the later years
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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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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation
Ongoing

Formal Research Seminars

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2020 Design for Aging

The San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will explore the built environment.

Bay Area Worm Meeting 2020

Abstract deadline: May 23

Brain Camp

Designed for students ages 10–12 years old

Feast or famine, but maybe not both. New data suggest that drosophila switching from #caloricrestriction to a calorie-rich diet had shorter average lifespan than those who ate a high calorie diet the whole time. #livebetterlonger https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uos-nrc022020.php

You can choose your diet, but can your cardiomyocytes? In mice, switching them back to glucose (like during development) might improve their regenerative capacity and prevent #heartfailure. #livebetterlonger https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/usmc-cwh022120.php

We know about exercising to help your brain, but what about the reverse? A new study from Berkeley found that glial cells (neuronal support cells) send long-lasting signals to support muscle cells and increase lifespan in C. elegans #livebetterlonger https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uoc--bcp022120.php

Not only is the microbiome important for #immune regulation, but there are distinct niches with cell-type specific activation. Lots of great new insights from the @humancellatlas and @sangerinstitute #livebetterlonger https://zcu.io/tqO1

Today in sentences you never thought you’d read: IBM (along w/ UCSD) can use your poop to estimate your age. But it’s actually pretty cool! Turns out there are lots of age-predictive changes to the #microbiome #livebetterlonger https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200211134432.htm