• Fasting and Less-Toxic Cancer Drug May Work as Well as Chemotherapy
    In back-to-back studies, researchers show how fasting combined with a class of cancer-inhibiting drugs can starve colorectal, breast and lung cancer cells. [Continue Reading...]
  • Large USC Free Radical Institute Presence at Gordon Conference on Oxidative Stress & Disease
    Sixteen USC professors, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students attended the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Oxidative Stress & Disease supported by the USC Free Radical Institute (FRI) March 1-6 in Ventura, Calif. The Gordon Research Conferences (GRCs) provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical [Continue Reading...]
  • How Healthy Are We When We Hit 100?
    A new study by USC Davis faculty members Jennifer Ailshire and Eileen Crimmins published in Journals of Gerontology: Series A examines the physical and mental health of U.S. centenarians as they reach age 100.[Continue Reading...]
  • Dr. Linda Fried Delivers 2015 Kesten Memorial Lecture
    Rather than being a vague descriptor, frailty in older adults could be thought of as a clinical syndrome characterized by distinct physiological events, according to Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda Fried. Fried made the assertion during the 2015 Kesten Memorial Lecture at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology February 26. [Continue Reading...]
  • Kelvin Davies Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
    USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Professor Kelvin J. A. Davies was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom. Scientists are elected to the Royal Society of Medicine following nomination and committee review. An elite group of physicians or scientists are elected annually to fellowship. Elected fellows [Continue Reading...]
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    Newly Discovered Hormone Mimics the Effects of Exercise
    A unique hormone produced in the mitochondria of cells protects against obesity and diabetes in mice. [Continue Reading...]
  • Kreutzer Honored for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Service
    Cary Kreutzer, assistant professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and USC Keck School of Medicine, received the 2014 Distinguished Member Award from the Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. [Continue Reading...]

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