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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

February 10th, 2017|

High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes, USC researchers say
Latino children who live in areas with

Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery hosts monthly stand-up comedy show

February 8th, 2017|

The IGM Art Gallery launched its monthly series, “Laughter is the best medicine (for doctors, too)” on Jan. 13.  The show, organized by Producer Frank Chindamo, LMD and

Professor fights opioid epidemic with award-winning app

January 31st, 2017|

Talib Omer, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and director of emergency ultrasound medical student elective at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was part

Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

January 31st, 2017|

Tiny air pollution particles — the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according

Study: A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain

January 30th, 2017|

Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals.


Los Angeles County Supervisors honor elder abuse watchdog group

January 26th, 2017|

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently honored a group of USC faculty members who work to protect vulnerable seniors from elder abuse.

Diana Homeier, MD, associate

‘State of the Cancer Center’ presentation points to growth, promising discoveries

January 26th, 2017|

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center had an outstanding 2016, as reported by Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, USC Norris director, in his annual “State of

In Memoriam: John Davis, founder of Med-COR program

January 26th, 2017|

John Albert Davis, PhD, former assistant clinical professor of medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died on Jan. 13. He was 82.

Davis left

Study: Children with asthma are more likely to become obese

January 26th, 2017|

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade

Rohit Varma installed as dean of the Keck School of Medicine

January 26th, 2017|

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, the noted physician and scientist recognized across the globe as a visionary leader in the epidemiology of eye diseases, has been formally installed