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August 12th, 2019

Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information

A new USC study finds that the way our attention is distracted by emotion differs between younger and older adults. Contact: Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or A new study shows that compared to younger adults, older adults are less distracted by negative information — even in the earliest stages of attention. USC researchers looked […]

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June 18th, 2015

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; piloted in humans Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits. In a […]

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