Nov 262014
 
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Kelvin Davies Honored by Asian Universities

Professor Kelvin Davies, the James E. Birren Chair in Gerontology, Dean of Faculty and Research, and Director of the Andrus Gerontology Center at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, was recently recognized with an honorary doctorate from Guangzhou University and honorary professorships from the University of Hong Kong and Shenzhen Clinical Medical College. USC Davis [Continue Reading...]

Nov 062014
 
How and why could a gene that stunts growth also shut down cancer and diabetes?

USC biogerontologist Valter Longo and Ecuadorian endocrinologist Jaime Guevara-Aguirre are hoping to find the answer in a study of 30 individuals from Ecuador who visited Los Angeles. The researchers hope the results will lead medicine to pharmaceuticals or controlled diets achieving the same apparent protection from major diseases as Laron syndrome, the growth-stunting genetic mutation shared by 16 of the 30 visitors. [Continu Reading...]

Sep 192014
 
Two USC Davis Studies Led by Valter Longo Snag Most-Read Spots in Cell Press Journals

Two studies led by Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science Valter Longo have been listed as the most-read articles in their respective Cell Press journals. The article in Cell Stem Cell highlighted how fasting cycles induced immune system regeneration, and the Cell Metabolism article examined high-protein diets and their effects on cancer and mortality rates. [Continue Reading...]