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.


Fasting-like Diet Turns the Immune System Against Cancer

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.