June 12, 2019Age Science

The Buck - the temple of healthy longevity

The Buck Institute is a global leader in research on aging. “The Temple of Age Science” brings together over 250 scientists from all over the world and focuses on various aspects of cutting-edge research on aging.

Dr. Eric Verdin, President and CEO of the Buck Institute talk to us about the importance, current state and the future of the healthy longevity sector.

In this episode, we are seeking answers to the following questions:

  • What is aging?
  • What are the game-changing research and technologies in the longevity sector?
  • What is the main focus of the Buck?
  • What makes the Buck Institute such a unique research center in the world?
  • How can potential partners collaborate with the Buck Institute?
  • What is the importance of preventive health?
  • What does Dr. Verdin do to increase his healthy longevity?
  • Which books inspired Dr. Verdin?


  • We can dramatically increase not only health life span but also the healthy years of life.
  • The data shows that even if you've never exercised in your life, and you start exercising at 60, walking 20 minutes a day, you are going to get a very significant benefit in terms of health.
  • There's growing evidence that artificial lights, especially in the forms of screens at night, can be profoundly disruptive to your sleep.
  • We know that smoking is really one of the worst things that you can do for your health, which will shorten your life span by 10 years.