Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
A research team has revealed that neural stem cells (NSCs)—that is, the stem cells of the nervous system—age quickly.
Having a choice of foods may accelerate aging and shorten the lifespan of fruit flies, according to a study published today in the open-access eLife journal.
Seeking to understand why COVID-19 is able to suppress the body's immune response, new research from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology suggests that mitochondria are one of the first lines of defense against COVID-19 and identifies key differences in how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, interacts with mitochondrial genes when compared to other viruses.
Scientists from The Mount Sinai Hospital and the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology based in Japan have recently discovered novel molecular mechanisms that drive late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD).
A new study shows that in addition to blood, endurance exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels. These findings lay the groundwork for the development of future noninvasive exercise monitoring systems that utilize sweat as a biomarker source.
A USC-led team of scientists has found that a fasting-mimicking diet combined with hormone therapy has the potential to help treat breast cancer, according to newly published animal studies and small clinical trials in humans.
Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may have found the beginnings of a path toward increasing human lifespan.
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.
Scientists have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C.