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Diabetic Pancreas

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Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results

News​

Mar 12, 2019

Reduced-calorie diet lowers signs of inflammatory bowel disease

NIH

Mar 6, 2019

Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for treating people with inflammatory bowel disease

sciencedaily.com

Oct 18, 2018

TIME names Valter Longo to THE HEALTH CARE 50

Time's first annual list of the most influential people in health care

Sep 6, 2018

Want to live longer? NIA study links fasting to longevity

Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Aug 1, 2018

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?

Markham Heid, Time

Apr 23. 2018

节食法可以跟吃药一样有效吗?

龙莎夏, ShareAmerica

Apr 20, 2018

Can Fasting Improve Chemotherapy’s Effects?

Elaine K. Howley, U.S. News & World Report

Apr 11, 2018

You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?

Time

Feb 5. 2018

What to know about fasting, aging, dieting and when you should eat

Orli Belman, USC 

Feb 1, 2018

Eat well and fast occasionally for optimal health

RadioMD, HER

Jan 23, 2018

The Longevity Diet: así es la tendencia healthy de la que se habla ahora en Hollywood

Vogue España

Jan 11, 2018

The Longevity Diet with Valter Longo

KTLA5

Jan 2, 2018

The Longevity Diet: New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

Book by Valter Longo

Nov 7, 2017

Dr. Sebastian Brandhorst awarded the 2017 Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging.

USC News

Nov 3, 2017

Could intermittent fasting help to prevent Alzheimer's?

The Today Show

Jun 28, 2017
Can a Diet That Mimics Fasting Turn Back the Clock?

By Jennifer Abbasi, JAMA

Jun 13, 2017

Kale crackers and hibiscus tea: My five days on a ‘fasting diet’

By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT

Jun 1, 2017

Running on Empty

Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

By Bob Grant, TheScientist

May 3, 2017

USC Stevens Center for Innovation awards Drs. Valter Longo, Roberta Buono and Sebastian Brandhorst the first annual Commercialization Awards 

May, 2, 2017

NIH: Implementing Limits on Grant Support to Strengthen the Biomedical Research Workforce

Apr 18, 2017

Short-Term Fasting Alleviates Toxic Effects, High Glucose Levels Associated With Chemotherapy

Apr 11, 2017
Can Different Forms of Fasting Make You Healthier?

Laura Landro, WSJ

The definition of fasting has expanded to include several kinds of restricted eating. Three experts discuss the benefits and caveats of the various approaches.

Mar 30, 2017

Fasting during chemotherapy may offset some side effects of cancer-fighting drugs

Beth Newcomb, USC News

Feb 23, 2017

Fasting-mimicking Diet May Reverse Diabetes

Dr. Longo on Dieting and Pancreatic regeneration

Beth Newcomb, USC News

James Gallagher, BBC

Feb, 2017

Fasting Diet Could Fight Disease, Slow Aging

Science

Scientific American

The Wall Street Journal

Jan 25, 2017

Growth-stunting Gene May Spare People from Dementia

USC study indicates that a genetic mutation in a subset of South Americans may help them avoid Alzheimer’s disease

Emily Gersema, USC News

Oct 12, 2016

High-protein diets may negate some of the benefits of losing weight

Alice G. Walton, Forbes

Oct 2, 2016

The added cost of eating red meat

Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

Jul 25, 2016

Low-calorie diets might improve effectiveness of cancer treatments

PNAS Journal Club

Jun 21, 2016

Live Long Die Young

Anja Taylor, Catalyst, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Jun 13, 2016

Could Extremely Low-Calorie Diets Help Some Illnesses?

WSJ Video

The Wall Street Journal

Jun, 2016

Fasting-mimicking Diet Studied as Potential MS Treatment 

Multiple Sclerosis Trust, UK

telegraph.co.uk

sciencedaily.com

May 14, 2016 12 - 5pm

Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within

Dr. Longo @ The TEDxEchoPark “Paradigm Shift"

2147 W. Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026

Apr 13, 2016

Newly discovered proteins may protect against age-related illnesses

USC News

Daily Mail

Apr 4, 2016

间歇性禁食成瘦身界新宠?

Fasting Diets Are Gaining Acceptance

Anahad O'Connor, New York Times (Chinese)

Mar, 2016

Fasting-mimicking Diet in the News

Time

CNN

Feb 15, 2016
Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure

NBC News - Health

Jan, 2016
Is Meat Good or Bad for Me?

BBC 2's Michael Mosley talks to two leading experts who have different opinions on how much is too much when it comes to eating meat.

Jun, 2015
Fasting-mimicking Diet in the News

The Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

The Telegraph

July 23, 2014
Nutrient Availability and Tissue Regeneration
Cell Press webinar: Nutrient Availability in Stem Cells

Jun 5, 2014
Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System
ScienceDaily

 

April 29, 2014

Dr. Longo on the Panel of Nutrition and Fitness: Living Well Forever

Milken Institute 

Mar 4, 2014
High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly
Los Angeles Times

Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Cohen on Personalized Aging, U.S. Health Care
Bloomberg Link Longevity Economy Conference


Jun 2, 2013
Dr. Longo received The 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research
AFAR

Mar 27, 2013

Rare Form of Dwarfism Protects Against Cancer
By Gary Taubes, Discover

Feb 14, 2013

Low-Protein Diet Slows Alzheimer’s in Mice
KPCC- Southern California Public Radio

Feb 10, 2013

Can eating less help you live longer?
BBC News Magazine

Oct 21, 2012

Dr. Cohen on An Aging Odyssey
USC

Aug 6, 2012

Eat, Fast and Live Longer
BBC Horizon

Aug 4, 2012

The Power of Intermittent Fasting
BBC News Health

Feb 8, 2012

Fasting Might Boost Chemo's Cancer-Busting Properties
Scientific American

Feb 16, 2011

Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity

By Nicholas Wade, NY Times

Events​

Dec 5, 2018, 12pm-1pm, USC GER224

How to get published in Nature and Nature Research journals

Andreia Cunha, PhD SpringerNature

Nov 27, 2018, 11am-12pm

Webinar on Caloric Restriction, Fasting, & Circadian Code

AFAR

Nov 21, 2018, 12pm-1pm, USC GER224
Implications of Mitochondrial Metabolism for Aging
Paulo Oliviera, Ph.D.
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Portugal
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Nov 19, 2018, 11am-12pm, USC GERO Auditorium
Growth Hormone Receptor: Are there benefits of endocrine defects?
John Kopchick, Ph.D.
Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar & Professor
Ohio University

Nov 9 - 10, 2018

GER 124, Auditorium, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
1st International Conference on Fasting, Dietary Restriction, Longevity and Disease

USC Longevity Institute

Nov 9, 2018, 4:45pm - 9:30pm

The Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

Public event: International Fasting Summit

USC Longevity Institute

Fall, 2018

Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series Fall 2018

Spring 2018

USC Longevity Institute Seminar Series 2018

03/23/18    Fr    GER 124 Auditorium

Dietary restriction and aging: mechanistic insights and translational opportunities
James Mitchell, PhD    
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health    
  
04/13/18    Fr    GER 224    
Targeting Healthspan: Functional Genetic Variation in Human Aging and Longevity

Yousin Suh, PhD    
Albert Einstein College of Medicine    


05/01/18    Tu    GER 124 Auditorium    
Somatotropic signaling and metabolism: Impact on health and aging

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD    
University of North Dakota    
 

05/03/18    Th    GER 124 Auditorium    

Genome instability and the limits to life span

Jan Vijg, PhD    
Albert Einstein College of Medicine    

05/04/18    Th    GER 124 Auditorium    
Lessons from the Osteoporosis in Men (MrOs) Study

Andrew Hoffman, MD    
Stanford University 

05/11/18    Fr    GER 124 Auditorium    
Aging of blood stem cells and longevity

Hartmut Geiger, PhD
University of Ulm & Cincinnati Children's Hospital 

 

TBD 

Are there benefits of endocrine defects: Lessons from the mouse GHR knock-out

John Kopchick, PhD    
Ohio University 

Apr 16, 2018

What's Hot in Aging Research at USC:Diversity of Aging

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

 

Fall 2017, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series

http://gero.usc.edu/colloquium/

Dec 15, 2017, School of Gerontology

2017 SoCal Genome Stability Symposium

http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~chiolo/SoCal_GSS_2017

Dec 7, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

The Resilient Brain: Epigenetics, Stress and the Lifecourse: And how the social and physical environments gets ‘under the skin

Bruce McEwen, Ph.D

Rockefeller University

Oct 11-12, 2017

The USC Provost Lifespan Health Initiative 

Inaugural Lifespan Health Summit

http://gero.usc.edu/lifespan-health-summit/

Sep 16 -19, 2017

11th Annual Congress of

The International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics

Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

https://isnn2017.org/

 

Sep 14, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Consequences of Targeting Inflammation in Aging
Nicolas Musi, MD
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, UTHSC

Sep 7, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

The Path to Precision Medicine: From Discovery to Patient Care

Alan R. Shuldiner, MD
University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Aug 24, 2017, 12-1pm
GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Monkey in the Middle: Translational Aging Research
Julie A. Mattison, PhD
NIH/NIA

Aug 23, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Longevity Institute
DNA damage response in aging and a novel role for non-coding RNA
Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, PhD
FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) Foundation, Milan, Italy
Molecular Genetic Institute (IGM), Pavia, Italy

May 4, 2017

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Transposable Element Activation as a Molecular Cause of Aging

Stephen Helfand, M.D.

Brown University

Apr 27, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Inflammation and immune modulation: tackling age-related stem cell dysfunction
Heinrich Jasper, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Apr 19, 2017, 8:30am - 4:00pm

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC:

Aging and the Environment: Role of Air Pollution

March 31- Apr 1, 2017, Sydney, Australia
World Obesity Federation 14th Stock Conference:

Health Benefits of Intermittent and Periodic Energy Restriction

Feb 16, 2017

USC Kesten Memorial Lecture

A new perspective on what causes aging and how to slow it

David A. Sinclair, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Feb 2, 2017, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Metabolism, Epigenetics and Aging: A Growing Nexus

Eric Verdin, MD

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Jan -  May, 2017

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series Spring 2017

Oct 10, 2016

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

USC Morton Kesten Summit 2016

Aging in Homes and Neighborhoods Today:

The State of the Art on Research, Programs, and Future Directions

May 5, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Distinguishing physiological from chronological brain age: translational insights from multimodal neuroimaging and connectomics

Andrei Irimia, PhD

USC

 

Apr 21, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Regulation of synaptic function and plasticity: from synaptic homeostasis to age-dependent neurodegeneration

Pejmun Haghighi, PhD

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

 

Apr 18, 2016

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
What's Hot in Aging Research at USC:

Nutrition, Genomics, and Longevity

 

Mar 3, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The Mitochondria as the Retina’sAchilles’ Heel in Age-RelatedMacular Degeneration

Deborah Ferrington, PhD

University of Minnesota

 

Feb 25, 2016, 12-1pm

GER Auditorium, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Outfoxing Death: 
How & Why FOX03 genotype is important for human longevity

D. Craig Willcox, PhD

The Okinawa Research Center for Longevity Science

 

Feb 4, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Disability Experience and Measurement

Lois M. Verbrugge, PhD

Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan

 

Jan 28, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Protein Aggregation versus Protein Degredation

Tilman Grune, PhD

German Institute of Human Nutrition, Postdam

 

Jan 21, 2016, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Sarcopenia and Frailty of Mice and Men

La Dora Thompson, PhD, PT
University of Minnesota

 

Jan 14, 2016, 11-12am

GER 224, the Longevity Institute, USC
Advances at the Edge of Aging Biology and Geroscience

Felipe Sierra, PhD
Director of the Division of Aging Biology

National Institute on Aging, NIH

 

Dec 3, 2015, 12-1pm

GER Auditorium, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Kesten Memorial Lecture

How to Die Young at a Very Old Age

Nir Barzilai, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Nov 10, 2015, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Longgevity Institute
Daily Eating Pattern in Health and Disease

Satchin Panda, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 

Fall, 2015, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series on Aging

 

May 27, 2015, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Cognition, Brain and Health:
A Brief Tour of the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging

William S. Kremen, PhD
University of California, San Diego

 

May 13, 2015, 11:45am to 12:45pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Advances and New Directions in Research

on the Natural History of Human Aging
Hilliard Kaplan, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico

 

May 7, 2015, 12-1pm, GERO 224

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Epigenetics and the 3-Dimensional Genome
Andrew Hoffman, MD
Stanford University

 

Apr 20, 2015

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC: Past, Present, and Future
http://gero.usc.edu/uscagingresearch/

Mar 9, 2015, 12-1pm

GERO 224, USC Longevity Institute
The effects of short-term fasting on tolerance to (neo) adjuvant chemotherapy in HER2 negative breast cancer patients

Judith Kroep MD, PhD

Leiden University Medical Center

Dietary Restriction as an Adjunct to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for HER2negative Breast Cancer
Stefanie de Groot MD
Leiden University Medical Center

Feb 5, 2015, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Dietary Restriction and Other Inventions that Influence Longevity: What Can They Teach Us about Aging?
James F. Nelson, PhD
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Jan 29, 2015, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Diet, Exercise and the Biology of Aging
Nathan K. LeBrasseur, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Jan 16, 2015

Aresty Auditorium, Keck School of Medicine of USC
USC Stem Cell Symposium
Fred H. Gage, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

Dec 10, 2014, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Optimal Protein Intake for Older Adults
Elena Volpi, M.D., PhD
Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Nov 21, 2014 - 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Senescent Cells in Aging and Disease
Jan M. van Deursen, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

Nov 13, 2014 - 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Epigenetic changes leading to somatic retrotransposition and a new mammalian genetic longevity model
John Sedivy, PhD
Brown University

 

Oct 31, 2014 - 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Opposing metabolic phenotypes in subjects with mutations in the GHR vs mutations in the CDKN1c
Jaime Guevara, MD
Institute of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Reproduction (IEMYR)
Quito, Ecuador

 

Fall 2014

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology 
Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series in Aging

 

Sep 14-17, 2014

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities:

Aging in Asia 2014

Apr 23, 2014 - 9am-4:30pm

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC:

The Digital Aging Revolution
 

Feb 5, 2014, 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Longevity Institute
SomaScan: A unique high content proteomics platform 
for biomarker discovery and development
Gordon Vansant, PhD

Somalogic

 

Dec 17, 2013 - 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Longevity Institute
A Radical  Exercise-Based "Cure" for Diabetes Type II and Centripetal Obesity
Robert Huizenga, PhD
UCLA

 

Dec 5, 2013

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Dietary Interventions for Healthy Aging

Rafael de Cabo, PhD

National Institute on Aging

Nov 8, 2013

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

GSA at Andrus

Oct 30, 2013 - 12-1pm

GER 224, USC Longevity Institute

VSELs in Tissue Organ RejuvenationA Novel View

on Aging and Cancerogenesis

Mariusz Ratajczak, MD,PhD, DSci

University of Louisville

Oct 8–13, 2013

Erice, Sicily, Italy

Interventions to Slow Aging in Humans: Are We Ready?

Fall, 2013

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium Series in Aging

Apr 24-25, 2013

USC Davis School of Gerontology

USC/Buck Symposium on the Biology of Aging

Apr 22, 2013

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC

Integrated Approaches to the Study of Aging

Apr 11, 2013

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Humoral Control of Proteostasis

Andrew Dillin, PhD

UC Berkeley

 

Mar 1, 2013 3-4pm

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Testing Evolutionary Theories of Aging and Longevity

Leonid Gavrilov, PhD

Natalia Gavrilova, PhD

University of Chicago

 

Feb 14, 2013

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Functonal Approaches to the Genetics of Human Aging

Yousin Suh, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Aug, 2012

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Therapeutic Application of Fasting

Francoise De Toledo, PhD

Buchinger Clinic, Überlingen, Germany  

 

Apr, 2012

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Mitochondrial ROS Signaling in Disease and Aging

Gerald Shadel, PhD

Yale University   

 

Mar, 2012

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Pharmacological Approches To The Maintenance of Homestasis During Aging

Gordon Lithogow, PhD

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

 

Feb, 2012

GER 224, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Systemic Effects of Cardio-Protective MIGF-1/SIRT1 Signaling

Manlio Vinciguerra, PhD

The Institute of Hepatology, London, UK