Getting older

S. Jay Olshansky

S. Jay Olshansky

“Slowing aging alters the risk of all diseases simultaneously by attacking the origins of all of the things that go wrong with us as we grow older.”

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, on his report that research to delay the aging process would have more effect on overall quality of life than efforts to fight cancer and other diseases, Oct. 7 Washington Post


“It helps, but not enough to swing an election.”

Political science professor Dick Simpson on the selection of female or minority running mates by the four Republican candidates for governor in Illinois, Oct. 9 Chicago Sun-Times


“Women are more likely than men to have jobs where even if they work harder, they cannot change the situation.”

Naoko Muramatsu, associate professor of community health sciences and fellow at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, on a study that found income inequality is linked to depression in women, Oct. 9 Reuters


“God knows what will happen with the shutdown now.”

Michael Pagano, professor and dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on the effect of the federal shutdown on the economic recovery of U.S. cities, which seemed to be improving, Oct. 10 New York Times

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