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A professor of kinesiology in USC College, Herbert de Vries' research focused on the effects of exercise on the elderly. At USC, de Vries was a preceptor at the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center and a laboratory chief at the center’s Physiology of Exercise Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Ana de Vries.

In Memoriam: Herbert A. de Vries, 91

October 9, 2009

Herbert A. de Vries emeritus professor of kinesiology in USC College, known as the father of exercise and aging, has died. He was 91. De Vries died Oct. 1, eight days before his 92nd birthday, in his Laguna Beach home. He…

Mind Games

Mind Games

December 1, 2008

These days older adults are turning to a variety of methods to keep their brains active and maintain their cognitive abilities: Crossword puzzles. Sudoku. Nintendo has even created “Brain Age,” a video game billed…

The Happiness Gap

The Happiness Gap

July 1, 2008

Women end up unhappier than men later in life — even though they start out happier, reveals a new study by USC College alumna Anke Plagnol, a research associate at the University of Cambridge, and Richard Easterlin, USC…

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

July 1, 2007

Bob Knight, Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and professor of psychology, will receive the Retirement Research Fund Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology from the American Psychology…

Method Man

Method Man

May 1, 2006

Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians…

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

January 3, 2006

USC gerontologists Crimmins and Finch offer findings based on health records of 18th- and 19th-century Europeans. By Kirsten Holguin High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new…

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

December 1, 2005

Geneticist Norman Arnheim recognized for work on ‘paternal age effect’ By Laura Sanders December 2005 A mother’s age when she conceives can affect the health of her children. Indeed, one of every 30…

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

November 17, 2005

Deleting the ‘anti-aging’ gene from yeast greatly lengthens life span, say USC molecular scientists. By Carl Marziali A counterintuitive experiment has resulted in one of the longest recorded life-span…