New Scientist featured research by Changhan David Lee of the USC Leonard Davis School that found mitochondria help transfer vital genetic information within a cell. The discovery opens up treatment possibilities for diseases as another target for therapies. The researchers found that although the nucleus was
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Vogue featured research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the health benefits of intermittent fasting and the impact of diet on aging. “Eating within 12 hours a day is important, and if you’re overweight, eating two meals a day plus a
Physics World quoted Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School on the far-reaching effects of air pollution on aging. “The negative health consequences associated with air pollution are on a par with obesity,” says Finch. “Essentially it accelerates all age-related health conditions.”
Inverse interviewed Mara Mather of the USC Leonard Davis School on the plausibility of Westworld characters’ cowboy hats having cognitive scanning abilities. Mather states that the show creates a sci-fi scenario that’s “not implausible” and are “a natural extension of what we have today.” “Currently,
After age 65, men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average. And over the past decade, that time span has been expanding.
Valley Public Radio interviewed Kathleen Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School about California’s rapidly aging population and the resulting increase in potential elder abuse. She says in many cases, victims are either unable to report an abusive incident, or choose not to, either out of
The Telegraph (UK) cited Valter Longo’s fasting-mimicking diet in a recent article about actors who are adapting fasting regimens while filming for the big screen.
The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) highlighted research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School on how long older adults could expect to live with good cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. The article quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC
Real Simple Magazine featured a 2015 study from Valter Longo that found that people who followed a fasting-mimicking diet for five continuous days a month and ate the way they usually did the other 25 days lost a significant amount of visceral fat after three
The Chronicle of Higher Education noted a $20 million donation by Mei-Lee Ney to create the Ney Center for Healthspan Science, a longevity and healthy aging center at the USC Leonard Davis School.