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USC Gerontology Faculty Listed Among Top Scientists Worldwide

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. The analysis, led by Stanford, examined

Alzheimer’s Affects Men and Women Differently

Professor Christian Pike More than 5 million Americans are currently estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease. And while aging is the single greatest risk factor for developing the disease, nearly two out of every three people afflicted are women. USC Leonard Davis School of

Unhealthy diet fuels Alzheimer’s (KABC-TV)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted research by Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School on how individuals that carry a gene that may be related to Alzheimer’s disease might increase their risk of cognitive decline if they have an unhealthy diet. The

Poor Diet, Plus Alzheimer’s Gene, May Fuel Disease

Professor Christian Pike A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, indicates a new USC study. The study on mice, published June 12

Why Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Women more than Men?

Professor Christian Pike Among the 5 million Americans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, nearly two-thirds are women. While the reason for this striking discrepancy isn’t yet known, proposed theories range from differences in healthcare usage and lifestyle factors to lifespan and other biological variations. USC

USC Leonard Davis Faculty Members Recognized for Exemplary Mentorship

The University of Southern California has honored two USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology faculty members with Mellon Mentoring Awards for their extraordinary dedication to and support of their students. Professor Christian Pike and Assistant Professor Tara Gruenewald were recognized during a ceremony on April

August 2020

In two new publications (Jiang et al., 2020; Luo et al., 2020), we report for the first time that women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s is linked with a relatively more female pattern of development in utero.