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COVID-19

Study: pandemic has reduced U.S. life expectancy

Due to COVID-19 deaths, American life expectancy at birth will shorten by more than a year. Black and Latino populations are especially impacted.

RESEARCH

How COVID-19 attacks the immune system

Discovery of unique virus traits may explain why older adults and people with diabetes or heart disease can have more severe responses.

CULTURE

Older adults onscreen

Led by Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Bruce Dern, several new movies feature familiar older faces and tackle aging-related topics.

HEALTH

‘Exercise protein’ improves fitness in mice

Animal and human data reveal new target for reversing age-related decline, according to researchers.

PODCAST

Sex differences, mitochondria and aging

The latest episode of Lessons in Lifespan Health features USC Professor of Biology and Gerontology John Tower.

In the News

“The US reduction in 2020 life expectancy is projected to exceed that of most other high-income countries, indicating that the United States - which already had a life expectancy below that of all other high-income developed nations prior to the pandemic - will see its life expectancy fall even farther behind its peers.” 
- Theresa Andrasfay, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology postdoctoral researcher, whose research was featured on CNN.
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