Inaugural Geroscience Los Angeles Meeting (GLAM) welcomes researchers from many Southern California institutions for a day of scientific discussion focused on students and trainees.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant to fund USC’s Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), which supports junior scientists exploring health and economic disparities associated with dementia.
Allele associated with increased risks for dementia and heart disease is linked to earlier age of first birth as well as shorter intervals between births in a Bolivian indigenous community.
Research in worms identifies a gene vital for balancing lipids and proteins within cells that may play a role in neurodegenerative disorders.
An anonymous family donated $150,000 to support the research efforts of Associate Professor Andrei Irimia after hearing him present his work on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
As recipients of the 2023 Hanson-Thorell Family Research Awards, Assistant Professors Teal Eich and Ryo Sanabria each received $25,000 for one-year pilot projects to explore these important areas in aging research.