USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries — small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.
What if you could lose weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening disease without any changes in what you eat — other than a five-day special diet once every few months?
That’s what happened for 71 adults who were placed on three cycles of a low-calorie, “fasting-mimicking” diet. The phase II trial, conducted by researchers at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, demonstrated a host of benefits from the regimen.
Matarić’s Interaction Lab at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering allows computer scientists, roboticists and human-machine interaction researchers to create socially assistive robots who can fill a health care gap: help people be less lonely, perform rehabilitative exercises and wellness activities, and learn social behaviors.
Policy makers and regulators should consider whether bias is a factor in the disparities for work-related injuries and disabilities for minority workers, USC researchers recommended.
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Scientists tracked children’s health and respective levels of residential air pollution for about 3.5 years before associating chronic unhealthy air exposure to a breakdown in beta cells, special pancreatic cells that secrete insulin and maintain the appropriate sugar level in the bloodstream.
Who spends hundreds of real dollars on their phone for power-ups and virtual coins? USC researchers analyzed over 776 million purchases from Apple’s App Store, representing $4.6 billion, to find out.
USC was honored to host the former Prime Minister of Great Britain and the current President of Alzheimer’s Research UK, David Cameron. Cameron addressed more than 1,000 at Bovard Auditorium on Thursday as part of USC President C. L. Max Nikias’ Distinguished Lecture series.
“Fred Ryan is an extraordinary media entrepreneur, political adviser and public servant, having distinguished himself in both the White House and in the communications world,” said President C. L. Max Nikias.
This year’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots is overshadowed by politics, including the lingering tensions over “deflategate,” while it is business as usual for advertisers that hope to cash in on viewers, USC experts say.
Scientists and engineers found that older women who live in places with fine particulate matter exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standard are 81 percent more at risk for global cognitive decline and 92 percent more likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer’s.