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Can our environment play a part in the development of Alzheimer’s? (KPCC-FM)

KPCC-FM featured research from Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School on how environmental factors interact with genetic factors to increase or reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease. “Nobody had pulled this together, and that’s what our contribution is: to get people to recognize and begin to think of environmental factors, many of which can […]

Environmental Factors in Gene-Environment Interactions are Part of New Approach Proposed for Studying Alzheimer’s (NBC Los Angeles)

NBC Los Angeles featured research from Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School on how environmental factors interact with genetic factors to increase or reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease. “We propose a new approach to comprehensively assess the multiple brain-body interactions that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease,” he said. Additional coverage was found on Telemundo […]

Is It Time to Start Testing Presidential Candidates for Cognitive Decline? (Vice)

Vice quoted Elizabeth Zelinski of the USC Leonard Davis School on the correlation between age and mental skills, and how cognition should be assessed along with other routine health matters during presidential physicals.

How being a speed skater prepared me for a successful career in tax law and tech (Fast Company)

Fast Company cited a study from the USC Emotion and Cognition Lab on how men tend to take more risks under stress, while female risk-taking under pressure decreases.

I tried Prolon’s starvation diet so you wouldn’t have to (MIT Technology Review)

Adam Piore with MIT Technology Review detailed his experience with the ProLon fast-mimicking diet and featured comments from its inventor, Professor Valter Longo.

How to Find an Apartment as a Senior (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report quoted Jon Pynoos of the USC Leonard Davis School on how to find an apartment to rent as a senior citizen.

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