USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Assistant Professor Jessica Ho wants to know why Americans live shorter lives, on average, than people living in other high-income countries.
Category: Aging is Happening
A collaboration with the USC Leonard Davis School provides gerontology training to students of the Yamano Beauty College in Tokyo.
Economic development and health care reform may explain why older adults living on the island are less likely to report having heart disease, lung disease and cancer than mainland U.S. seniors.
Bérénice Benayoun explores the role of epigenetics—the ways that genes turn “off” or “on”—in the process of aging.
Could a healthy diet spare people who have an Alzheimer's gene from developing the disease? USC Davi School researchers suggest the issue deserves further study since they found mice carrying a genetic risk factor for the disease quickly developed brain plaques after 12 weeks on a poor diet.
USC Davis School Assistant Professor Andrei Irimia leads new research on traumatic brain injury diagnosis, treatment and connections to diseases such as Alzheimer’s with a new National Institutes of Health-supported residency and a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The protein MOTS-c may have the potential to stave off frailty and maintain muscle mass, says second-year PhD in Biology of Aging student and Glenn/AFAR Scholarship recipient Joseph Reynolds.
Science-fiction sounding therapies are coming but diet and exercise work now, say leading aging experts at the Milken Global Conference.
USC experts, including USC Davis School faculty member Cary Kreutzer, have advice to help students conquer the week ahead -- or any stressful time.
In a pioneering collaboration with the USC Davis School that began in 1984, at least 60 USC Davis students have called Kingsley Manor home, earning room and board in exchange for two days of service each week.