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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

Broad Innovation Award winners aim to reduce bathroom breaks with stem cells

March 17th, 2017|

Having a baby can change a woman’s life in one way that she is often too embarrassed to mention. Childbirth can cause urinary incontinence, which affects up

New associate dean to address medical student stress, development

March 17th, 2017|

Karen Restifo, MD, JD, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, according to Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean

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

CIRM awards $2.29 million to support stem cell-based therapy for knee osteoarthritis

March 8th, 2017|

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California’s stem cell agency, has awarded the biopharmaceutical company Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CBMG) $2.29 million to support pre-clinical

Research group awarded $12 million to establish tissue regeneration center

March 8th, 2017|

A research team called C-DOCTOR (Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration), initiated by the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, is one step

From mother to baby: ‘Secondhand sugars’ can pass through breast milk

March 2nd, 2017|

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes.

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USC Michelson Center for Convergent Science emphasizes collaborative approach to treating cancer patients

March 1st, 2017|

AnneMarie Ciccarella describes herself as an “accidental advocate.”

A need to understand her disease led the breast cancer survivor to travel to a national cancer conference where she

USC Stem Cell scientist Amy Firth named finalist for the British Council’s 2017 Alumni Awards

February 22nd, 2017|

As a USC Stem Cell scientist studying lung disease, Amy Firth, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, has done her alma mater proud. An alumna of

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