Labels present challenges to fighting ageism and promoting intergenerational understanding, say USC experts.
Category: Aging is Happening
USC researchers conduct first-ever study of Abl1 gene’s role in neural stem cell biology and the implications for cognitive decline.
University Professor Caleb Finch proposes a new model to describe how small changes in cells can contribute to significant differences in lifespan.
“Demographers have an essential role in helping the public better understand and interpret the statistics being thrown at us in our data-driven world,” says Jessica Ho.
Current literature is not sufficiently inclusive of the issues African-American women face as they attempt to age in place, says Reginald Tucker-Seeley.
During moderate exercise, the brain’s hypothalamus – the region controlling metabolism – releases a hormone linked to obesity resistance, according to research in mice.
Results likely apply to all East Asian carriers, but exercise may eliminate greater likelihood of getting the disease, say USC researchers.
Led by octogenarians Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Bruce Dern, several new movies feature familiar older faces and tackle aging-related topics, from caregiving to living with dementia.
The discovery that toxic stressors can cause errors in gene transcription opens new avenues of research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and sheds light on the potential role of the “transcriptome” in aging.
USC research showed that people born during or just after the 1918 flu pandemic faced increased heart disease risk more than 60 years later. The legacy of the novel coronavirus could be worse.