Tag Archives: Aging

Unique corps makes volunteering for scientific research easy, speeding studies

The Healthy Minds Research Volunteer Corps at USC enlists potential research participants of varying racial and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the greater Los Angeles area When Daniel Nation designs a research study, he knows he has one significant advantage over colleagues at many other institutions: a vast, diverse pool of eager potential participants. That’s thanks to the Healthy Minds Research Volunteer… Read More »

Cardiovascular risk: Men and women now on equal footing, with both improving

Both men and women over 50 reduced their risk factors for heart disease and stroke between 1990 and 2010, according to a new study from USC demographers. The study also showed that differences related to age and gender had largely gone away. Eileen Crimmins focuses on the factors that affect life expectancy and other health outcomes. (Photo/John Skalicky) “Women and… Read More »

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says

Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers. The research, published online Jan. 19 in the American Journal… Read More »