U.S. death certificate data appears to vastly underestimate the true mortality burden of dementia and other cognitive impairment, according to a USC-led study.
USC Leonard Davis School proposals receive funds to develop a mouse model of menopause and to study how the body’s microbiome affects reproductive function with age.
A USC-led team of international scientists found that a one-two punch of a fasting diet with hormone therapy may enhance the effects of breast cancer treatment in small clinical trials and mouse studies.
In this brief video, Dean Pinchas Cohen explains that the response to vaccines is sometimes very ineffective in older adults and is an area of research that will need to be addressed in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Jessica Y. Ho will explore the impact of the opioid epidemic on older adults, and Andrei Irimia will examine risk of cognitive decline after concussions.
Having greater amounts of the peptide humanin is closely correlated with longer lives and better health in both animals and humans, including lower risk for Alzheimer’s.
Assistant Professor Bérénice Benayoun named to Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, which includes a four-year research grant for her project investigating sex differences in aging.
Understanding the rate of mutation in the virus’ genes could help create a more widely effective vaccine, says Assistant Professor Marc Vermulst.
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Professor Sean Curran was awarded the 2020 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research.
A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.