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Awardee in the News: Valter D. Longo in TIME on Good and Bad Inflammation

Apr 25
2018

Awardee in the News: Valter D. Longo in TIME on Good and Bad Inflammation View MoreBACK

On April 11, 2018, TIME highlighted 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter D. Longo, Ph.D.

You Asked: What Is Inflammation and Why Should I Care About It?” notes how inflammation positively impacts heath on a cellular level. Dr. Longo explains how “inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cells.”

Later, the article notes the problems that inflammation can influence, such as gut disorders, autoimmune diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, it’s unclear what causes this inflammation. “It’s a chicken or egg debate,” Dr. Longo states.

Read the full article here.


Dr. Valter D. Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and a Professor of Biological Sciences at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Director of the USC Longevity Institute.





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