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Aging is Happening

May 2019

Studying premodern societies sheds light on how genes and environments affect aging, says University Professor Caleb Finch.

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Tiny Fish Could Unlock Aging Mysteries

The killifish have come to USC, and they might just have the answers to holding back aging.
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Designing for Dementia

Daylight, green spaces and other thoughtful design choices can help Alzheimer's patients.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The USC Leonard Davis School celebrated its largest graduating class ever.
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Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

Wired and Mother Jones highlighted research by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School about the connection between exposure to air pollution and dementia symptoms. “I have no hesitation whatsoever to say that air pollution causes dementia,” said Finch, who also stated air pollution is just as bad cigarette smoke in terms of its impact on human health and welfare.

The Wall Street Journal published a column by Paul Irving on how his wife, Susie’s, concern that hearing aids might signify decline and diminished capacity had to be balanced against the prospect of better hearing.

Los Angeles Times quoted Cary Kreutzer in a column on the involvement of food industry lobbyists in the creation of official nutrition guidelines.

Capital Public Radio and KPCC-FM quoted Caroline Cicero of the USC Leonard Davis School about the risks older adults face when living alone.

KPCC Graying California piece profiled Xu Chair in Gerontology George Shannon and discussed why many older Californians choose to stay in the workforce.

MemoryWell quoted Donna Benton in an article on a proposed “Care Corps” modeled after AmeriCorps. Benton said the concept of a care corps offers promise for creating a better trained workforce for the future. “In the worst case scenario, even if they don’t stay in the field, we will train people now, and then in 40 or 50 years, when they do become caregivers—because they will—they will have that training,”

Seattle Weekly featured research by Jessica Ho on the rise in opioid overdoses in the U.S.

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