Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 May 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 19, p. ns5
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.19.ns5]

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Don't Pass the Buck

In the hills of Northern California, a community of scientists digs for roots of aging at a novel institute

Solana Pyne

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2002/19/ns5

Abstract: As the first nonprofit center for research on aging in the United States, the Buck Institute for Age Research has broken ground in more ways than one. Housed in designer buildings, an enthusiastic faculty is taking aim at diseases from Parkinson's to cancer and delving into the myriad of processes that might contribute to a creature's demise. Because the institute is only two and a half years old and has just 14 lab heads, it's too soon to tell how big a player the Buck Institute will become in the field of aging. But talented researchers, state-of-the-art technology, and generous institutional funding all bode well for its future.

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