Even when faced with larger structural risks, such as living in an area with high infection rates, people who avoid large gatherings and other risky behaviors are less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19, say USC researchers.
A recent analysis of nearly 200,000 researchers – roughly the top 2% of the world’s scientists – has shown several USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology faculty members to be among the most highly cited investigators on the planet.
Studying neural stem cells could shed light on how environmental aspects interact with genetic risk factors for dementia, says University Professor Caleb Finch.
Research Assistant Professors T. Em Arpawong and Sebastian Brandhorst will each receive $25,000 in funding for one-year pilot projects.
The USC Daryl and Irwin Simon Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Research Fund was created to explore the role diet can play in the prevention or delay of Alzheimer’s disease.
While many diets have been studied for effectiveness in preventing obesity and heart disease in both mice and humans, research on the effects and benefits of short, periodic cycles of fasting on obesity and heart health are lacking.
The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award directly supports scientists, providing stability, flexibility and more opportunities for breakthroughs.
Mitochondrial peptide MOTS-c regulates the immune system and prevents the self-destruction of cells that create insulin, according to a new study in mice.
USC faculty co-edit publication examining impacts of social and economic factors across the life course.
“Even among a population of Medicaid patients who are similarly economically disadvantaged, Latinos are shouldering an unfair burden of this deadly pandemic,” said study co-author Mireille Jacobson.