GERO 493, "Longevity and Death among Ancient and Modern European Populations," provided students a look at ancient and modern cultures in terms of longevity, health behaviors and end of life practices.
Faculty at the USC Davis School conduct basic and applied research across multiple disciplines, which provides graduate and postgraduate training in the biological, social, policy and behavioral sciences.
A low-calorie fasting-like diet, plus chemotherapy, enables the immune system to recognize and kill skin and breast cancer cells, according to a new study in mice led by Professor Valter Longo. A second study on human patients shows that fasting is safe and may protect against chemotherapy’s side effects.
Inaugural study abroad course held in partnership with IDC Herzliya provided valuable perspectives on aging psychology as well as once-in-a-lifetime experiences, students say.
“Dean Cohen has presided over significant advancements in research funding, facility renovation and academic program development, placing USC at the forefront of the study of aging,” said USC Provost Michael Quick.
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology findings contribute to evidence that education affects a person’s well-being and health in later years.
A mouse study, followed by a human study, indicates that the fasting-mimicking diet holds promise as a treatment for autoimmune diseases, says lead author and USC Davis School Professor Valter Longo.