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.
Professor Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute, is investigating how fasting and diets that mimic fasting’s effects can help immune function, including the body’s response to viruses.
The “Alzheimer’s Exposome” framework illustrates how environmental and genetic factors interact to more fully illustrate disease risk.
Large amounts of data are powering new discoveries and transforming the field of gerontology — including the tools students need in the 21st century.
Intergenerational gatherings can provide learning opportunities for all.