Physiology and Biophysics

Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Physiology and Biophysics

Donation from Selena Gomez to support lupus research

March 17th, 2017|

Singer and actress Selena Gomez made a donation to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to support lupus research. While the singer has been a longtime advocate

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.

“Gatekeeper

Keck School of Medicine receives its highest NIH funding ranking to date

January 23rd, 2017|

Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks No. 1 in funds received per principal investigator; USC Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Preventive Medicine ranked No. 2 nationally

Keck faculty among the world’s most influential researchers

December 16th, 2016|

Sir Isaac Newton once referred to the process of discovery as “standing on the shoulders of giants,” meaning that revolutionary science and innovation is built on the

Zika proteins responsible for microcephaly identified

August 11th, 2016|

USC researchers have identified two Zika proteins potentially responsible for thousands of microcephaly cases in Brazil and elsewhere — taking one small step toward preventing Zika-infected mothers from

Expanding the Mind

December 15th, 2015|

Keck School researchers are advancing the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and pursuing potential therapies

Twenty years ago, when Terrence Town, PhD, first began researching the connection between Alzheimer’s

USC Stem Cell selects inaugural Broad Clinical Research Fellows

August 20th, 2015|

This year, the Broad Clinical Research Fellowships are enabling physician-investigators to explore stem cell-based approaches related to four very different medical conditions: breast cancer, kidney disease, deafness

USC kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi wins Young Investigator Award

August 7th, 2015|

USC kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award. Co-sponsored by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and

Peti-Peterdi is inducted into prestigious honor societies

April 2nd, 2015|

Pioneering Keck Medicine of USC scientist Janos Peti-Peterdi, MD, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, received congratulations in early March in Salzburg,

USC neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer’s-associated plaques from rodent brains

February 4th, 2015|

New research from scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows that the body’s immune system may be able to