Commonly used cancer drugs known to increase blood sugar appeared to also increase chemotherapy-related cell damage in mice, raising possible risks for cancer patients taking similar drug combinations; fasting or glucose reduction reversed the increase in toxicity.
Archive: March 2017
KPCC-FM (in a Kaiser Health News story) highlighted research by Susan Enguidanos of the USC Davis School on the positive impact palliative care can have on reducing the number of hospitalizations for older adults. The story noted Enguidanos recently received a $5 million grant in
Kaiser Health News quoted Associate Professor Susan Enguidanos on the benefits and cost-effectiveness of palliative care programs. The story also appeared in Washington Monthly.
“With older clients it is important to make sure that changes are not more disruptive than they need to be,” said USC Davis School student Leon Watts. “You want to make sure to maintain the familiar and sentimental things that bring them comfort.”
Consumer Reports quoted Carin Kreutzer of the USC Davis School on how certain foods can reduce inflammation.
Sarah Wong awarded 2nd place in the Biological Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology poster category during the NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference.
Nautilus cited research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Davis School on the how long Americans could expect to live without a disability.
Daily Mail (UK) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School on the benefits of a “fasting-mimicking diet” on aging and disease development.
The Senior Living Executive Course addressed how residential communities must meet the unique needs of the aging baby boom generation, which include an increasing demand for exercise classes, specialty-food bistros, and multi-family housing options.
USC Davis School Vice Dean and James E. Birren Chair in Gerontology is recognized with the 2017 Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.