Dr Carlotta Duncan, the Director for Scientific Advancement at the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing, gave Vestech’s CEO, Dr Greg Roger a tour of the Institute’s facility in Novato California. Dr Roger was briefed on the work being done there by a range of specialist researchers. The main thrust is directed to “Healthspan” improvement; the retention of maximum physical and mental function deep into our advancing years.
The Buck Institute’s work can be viewed at their website: www.thebuck.org/about
The relevance to musculoskeletal ageing is obvious, however researchers at the Buck Institute are also investigating the degenerative changes in the musical-skeletal tissues as a window into degenerative changes more generally. Dr Roger has been invited to attend the Buck Advisory Committee’s meeting in May 2015 to explore further engagement with the institute.