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Author discusses advances — and challenges — in cancer treatment

Cancer has stumped physicians and scientists for thousands of years. Major discoveries have changed our understanding of cancer and how to treat it, but there is still far more to learn.

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The Hearst Foundations establish stem cell fellowships at USC

It takes more than materials and methods to be a successful young scientist — it also takes means. With this in mind, the Hearst Foundations have given a gift of $250,000 to support exceptional junior postdoctoral fellows pursuing stem cell research at USC.

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USC neuroscientists lead global consortium to crack brain's genetic code

An international, collaborative study of the brain, led by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has found eight common genetic mutations that seem to age the brain an average of three years – and result in smaller brains.

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Mammalian heart regenerative capacity depends on severity of injury

A new study in the journal Developmental Biology by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that neonatal mouse hearts have varying regenerative capacities depending upon the severity of injury.

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New book explores the current state of regenerative medicine

From offering new cancer-fighting options to re-growing damaged organs and nerves, regenerative techniques have a use in nearly every area of medicine. These diverse applications are explored in the new book Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, edited by David Warburton, MD, director of Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and published by World Scientific.

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USC Stem Cell Symposium creates scientific synergy

Interim Provost Michael Quick, PhD, convened the inaugural USC Stem Cell Symposium with a straightforward truth about the future of regenerative medicine: “it will take a dedicated community of scholars across the disciplines to have maximum impact.”

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