Air Pollution

Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer's and Dementia.

Air pollution is linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children.


Five-day Fasting Diet Could Fight Disease, Slow Aging

New clinical trial reveals that cutting back on food for just 5 days a month could help prevent or treat age-related illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.




Growth-stunting gene may spare people from dementia

The genetic mutation, which causes Laron syndrome, seems to be protective against age-dependent cognitive decline.



Newly discovered proteins may protect against age-related illnesses

A group of six newly discovered mitochondrial proteins may help to divulge secrets of how we age, potentially unlocking insights into diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer and other aging-related diseases.


| In the News

Spring 2018, School of Gerontology
Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series

February 14, 2018
Sebastian Brandhorst awarded the $120,000 PostDoc Transition Award for Translational Research in Aging Read More

May 8, 2017
Kelvin Yen awarded the 2017 Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarships.

May 1, 2017
Pinchas Cohen is on the panel, "Will You Live to a Healthy 100", that explore the pioneering discoveries bringing us closer to healthy aging at the Milken Institute 2017 Global Conference.

May 1, 2017
Sean Curran discusses the ageing process and the major challenges to be solved so we can live healthily and well in the Nature Podcast: Grand Challenges: Aging.

April 29, 2017
Eileen Crimmins signs National Academy of Sciences registry of membership.

February 24, 2017
Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'.

November 10, 2017
Frankfurt, Germany Valter Longo receives 2016 Friedrich Merz Guest Professorship.

Novemeber 4, 2017
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Mara Mather talks at the EMBL conference on "The Past in the Present - The Making of Memories".

| Events

May 3, 2017
USC Downtown Building

Special Reception to Launch the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Drs. Valter Longo, Roberta Buono and Sebastian Brandhorst receive  Commercialization Awards from the USC Stevens Center for Innovation

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