From the bench to the boardroom

News from the Buck and beyond
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Scientist Spotlight: Birgit Schilling, PhD

Meet one of our most collaborative faculty members!
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The first successful clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug is making big news.

Buck professor Julie Andersen weighs in on the new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab.
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Ketone bodies: Likely good for aging—and maybe for the military too

Lead Translational Scientist Brianna Stubbs explains the Buck’s role in a major study
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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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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 Tara Tracy, recipient of @McKnightBrain1 Innovator Award in Cognitive Aging and Memory Loss! The $750K award supports her investigation of KIBRA, a protein that plays an important role in the normal function of synapses. Thanks @AFARorg https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/973544

Buck Podcast: Episode 4 LIVE! Guest @foundmyfitness
joins Gordon to explore insights from studies on #nutrition, #exercise, #inflammation, psychological stress, and more, as well as the crucial role of science communicators in today’s media.

Our latest blog post introduces Buck professor @birgits61642917, one of the most collaborative scientists in the field of age research. Birgit is our mass spectrometry guru and is working with human tissue samples to understand how cells talk to each other https://www.buckinstitute.org/blog/scientist-spotlight-birgit-schilling-phd/

Another reason to keep moving: new study in twins links exercise to positive epigenetic changes. Research in @SciReports shows more active twins had epigenetic markers linked to lowered metabolic syndrome ➡️ lead to heart disease, stroke & type 2 diabetes https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/973407

Brain aging is not one-size-fits-all. Congrats to Furman lab for study @PNASNews which breaks open black box between aging & neurodegeneration. Research shows functional brain networks are affected in different ways by aging, gender & blood immune factors https://www.buckinstitute.org/news/brain-aging-is-not-one-size-fit-all-chronological-age-biological-age-and-gender-affect-the-shrinkage-of-different-brain-areas/