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MANF identified as a rejuvenating factor in parabiosis

Buck researchers also harness an innate repair mechanism to protect against liver damage in aging mice and extend lifespan in flies...
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Exploiting a gene that protects against Alzheimer’s

Anyone who gets tested for their genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease likely knows about ApoE4...
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Buck celebrates 30 years of research on aging with major symposium

Leading scientists from across the nation gathered at the Buck on December 3rd to celebrate research on aging.
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A small foundation has a huge impact on Buck educational programs

Established in 2015, the Navigage Foundation is just getting its feet wet when it comes to supporting efforts to enhance and improve the lives of older adults...
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Does dietary restriction protect against age-related leaky gut?

Buck Institute research shows that diet impacts the fitness of cells lining the intestinal tract...
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What I want people to know about the Buck is the incredible commitment and excitement that permeates the walls of this institution. We are pushing the frontiers in an area that is going to impact all of humanity. I cannot tell you exactly when this will happen, but I can tell you big discoveries will come out of the Buck.

Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute President and CEO

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Running trails or genetic pathways: The future of exercise

What if you could receive the benefits of exercise moving only the muscles necessary to take a pill?
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Keep Calm and Research On: How to separate hype from fact in biomedical research

How can you separate fact from hyperbole so that you can be informed?
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30 years and ongoing: Recap of the 30 years of aging research symposium

Last Monday, roughly 350 people gathered at the Buck to attend the “Live Better Longer: A Celebration of 30 Years of Research on Aging” symposium.
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A perennial molecule that treats pellagra and pauses aging

Recent paper shows a new approach to enhance the body's production of NAD+
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Giving Tuesday: Why give to the Buck

Why give to the Buck? Hear from some of our amazing donors.
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Longevity: Is it all in the family?

For many of us, our parents have given us a lot...
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Live Better Longer blog!

The Buck Institute’s official blog on aging.
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events that feature Buck science


Formal Research Seminars

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Paint the Town Red

Novato's 59th birthday party!

Marc Freedman on How to Live Forever

Buck hosts the Commonwealth Club

Ageless, by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Arts at the Buck – A reading of the speculative-fiction play: Ageless, or A Revolt of the Flesh

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Buck researchers show MANF is a rejuvenating factor in parabiosis. Publishing in @NatMetabolism, the Jasper lab harnesses the innate repair mechanism to protect against liver damage in aged mice and extend lifespan in flies. #livebetterlonger

We had a great time with the Girl Scouts @GSNorCal this weekend!! We love sharing the Buck with our community and even more when we get to encourage girls in science!! #livebetterlonger

How are obesity, aging, and #anxiety related? A recent @Cell_Metabolism study shows that obesity drives #senescence in brain glial cells and is associated with anxiety-like behaviors, which were alleviated by senescence clearance in mice. #livebetterlonger

An over-active immune system may be too much of a good thing. @NIH study in Drosophila suggests that downregulation of autophagy and hyperactivation of innate immunity results in neurodegeneration resembling human #Parkinsons disease. #livebetterlonger

Genetics is a major risk factor for #Alzheimers, but can genes also be used to fight the disease? Buck professor Lisa Ellerby receives a $4.4 million @NIH grant to explore the protective role of ApoE2 in neurodegeneration. #livebetterlonger