Aging news & insights from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
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Aging is Happening

September 2019

Join Us for International Day of Older Persons

On Tuesday, October 1, the USC Leonard Davis School will host events celebrating research, impact, academia and community service. 
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Scientists propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research

Framework illustrates how environmental and genetic factors interact to influence the disease. 
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Suicide prevention: Connection is key for all ages

During National Suicide Prevention Week, Elizabeth Zelinski discusses mental health support for older adults.
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Tiny region of the brainstem has big effects on brain aging

The locus coeruleus – “blue spot” – plays roles in learning, memory and Alzheimer’s.
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Scientific Summer Vacation

Faculty members host student researchers from Howard, UC Davis, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
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Faculty member named to California Master Plan for Aging committee

Donna Benton joins a group that will help develop California's Master Plan for Aging.
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In the News

Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

NBC Los Angeles and 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. “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 TelemundoMyNewsLA and KNX 1070 AM.

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.

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.

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