Active's leadership team recently toured The Buck Institute - an independent biomedical research campus that studies aging and age-related disease. The Buck's mission is to lengthen our healthspan potential - to help people live better longer - which aligns with Team Active's mission to inspire people to live healthy, active lives. Active's co-founder Jill Kinney was recently named The Buck's new Chairman for 2020; Jill is passionate to support The Buck's research initiatives and its impact on improving healthspan.
The campus, designed by renowned architect I M Pei, is a unique research facility in many ways including its collaborative approach to research. While most science labs are highly controlled with experiments running behind closed doors, The Buck's open-floor concept encourages cross pollination of ideas and insights. Experiments with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and heart disease are gaining insights from collaboration and researchers have a strong hypothesis that when they find how to combat the age-related link, age-related diseases will be avoided.
"Science is showing that while chronological aging is inevitable, biological aging is malleable. There's a part of it that you can fight, and we are getting closer and closer to winning that fight," said The Buck's President & CEO Eric Verdin.
Active Wellness is eager to continue its partnership and support of The Buck Institute!
If you are in the Bay Area, check out the many interesting events held at The Buck.