Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Cell and Neurobiology

Newfound primate teeth fill a hole in the evolutionary tree of life

March 16th, 2017|

Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs — the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a Keck

Dispelling Dinosaur Movie Myths

September 28th, 2016|

An anatomy expert looks beyond Hollywood’s depiction of prehistory’s most popular creatures.

Accurate or not, the fantastical portrayals of dinosaurs in movies shape our perception of prehistory’s most popular

On the prowl for an elusive rodent called ‘the ultimate Pokémon’

August 16th, 2016|

Biologists seek Zenkerella, a scaly-tailed squirrel that has never been spotted alive by scientists.

Researchers are on a real-life search for what one calls “the ultimate Pokémon”: Zenkerella,

Study: Flu-like symptoms in pregnant woman could affect baby

June 22nd, 2016|

Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault — even a mild one — have increased risk of brain and central

Stem Cell researchers use zebrafish to understand the role of cartilage in bone repair

May 12th, 2016|

Scientists have long believed that the processes required for embryonic development are recapitulated during the regeneration of damaged body parts, such as fractured bones. In a new

USC’s Mark Humayun to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

December 23rd, 2015|

UPDATE: Officials at the White House have announced the postponement of Friday’s National Medal awards ceremony because of extreme weather forecast in the Washington, DC, area. Mark Humayun, MD,

For minority students who dream of being doctors, ‘Keck is where you want to be’

November 20th, 2015|

Attending medical school can seem like a pipe dream for many students, particularly minorities, but the Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Program at the Keck School of

Parents learn about the Keck School at annual symposium

November 2nd, 2015|

Nearly 100 proud parents got a glimpse of the daily lives of their sons and daughters on Oct. 23 during an annual symposium at the Keck School

Promising study focuses on treatment for dry eyes

October 8th, 2015|

New research by the Fini Lab at Keck Medicine of USC demonstrates for the first time that a natural protein in tears may be key to treating

Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility brings gene editing to USC and beyond

September 22nd, 2015|

Once the stuff of science fiction, genetic engineering is now offered on a fee-for-service basis at USC.

On September 19, USC Stem Cell faculty and staff welcomed their