The mission of the Buck Institute is to extend the healthspan, the healthy years of life.
The Institute, a nonprofit organization located in Novato, California, began its research program in 1999. It is named for Marin County philanthropists Leonard and Beryl Hamilton Buck, whose estate funded the generous endowment that helped establish the Institute, and the Buck Trust currently contributes approximately $6 million annually to support the Institute’s work. In May 2007, the Institute established a cooperative agreement with the University of California’s Davis and Merced campuses to coordinate stem-cell research, a move hailed by UC as a collaboration that “strengthens California’s leadership in stem cell research and moves it forward in an efficient, safe and cost-effective manner.”
The campus of the Buck Institute was designed by architect I. M. Pei, who submitted an unsolicited proposal to design the research facility.
Buck Institute for Age Research research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Boosting the potency of a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration – July 10, 2016
- Ibuprofen Use Leads to Extended Lifespan in Several Species, Study Shows – December 18, 2014
- Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time – October 2, 2014
- Altering Community of Gut Bacteria Promotes Health and Increases Lifespan