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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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Buck researchers get $3.4 million to look at a fruit-derived metabolite as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s

Could a gut metabolite produced from dietary ellagic acid, which is abundant in strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, pomegranates and walnuts, help prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease?
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A new method to pinpoint genetic differences between species

Publishing in Nature Genetics, research from the Buck Institute lays the groundwork for the mapping of genes to traits throughout the plant and animal kingdoms...
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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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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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Upcoming events that feature Buck science

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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

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If you missed last Monday's #30yearsofaging meeting or wanted to relive the discussions, check out today's blog post: https://t.co/NXZGRR4RMU You will also get to hear what some of the attendees thought of the meeting! #livebetterlonger”

Did you know? The Buck’s regenerative medicine program involves replacing damaged cells, enhancing adult stem cells to rejuvenate tissues and genetically altering deadly mutations. #livebetterlonger #knowthebuck Learn more fun science facts at https://t.co/JTrJ0L5F9F

Did you know? About 65% of older adults suffer from a chronic disease and 43% have three or more. At the Buck, our research is all about reducing these numbers. #livebetterlonger #30yearsofaging Learn more about aging at https://t.co/JhDVBOMQ8q

At Friday's FRS, Dr. Claudio Hetz at @uchile discussed his proteostasis work! Maintaining proteostasis (protein + homeostasis) is important for healthy brain aging because it prevents abnormal protein aggregation. Check out our upcoming FRSs: https://t.co/BXRsNfvSmU

Raising NAD+ levels has been linked to lifespan and #healthspan extension in model organisms. In our latest #livebetterlonger blog post, @DominicanCANews master's student Geoff Meyerhof discusses new research aimed at boosting NAD+ production in vivo. https://t.co/aTXrA5M8lO