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Marathon runner who suffered heart attack gives thanks to Keck Medicine of USC volunteers

A young runner in the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon recently thanked Keck Medicine of USC volunteer medical personnel and others for rescuing him when he had a heart attack during the race.

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Keck Medicine of USC leads Los Angeles-based study of auditory brainstem implant's safety and use in young children

A Los Angeles medical team led by Keck Medicine of USC researchers performs California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery on a 3-year-old boy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, part of the nation's only NIH-funded study of the device’s safety and use in young children. Audiologists at the USC Center for Childhood Communication will study how the child's brain develops over time as it incorporates sound and speech.

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International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Keck Medicine of USC have helped identify more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. In what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, the findings, which are published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia. These pathways could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years.

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Keck Medical Center of USC surgeon performs first robotic-assisted operation in California using latest-generation, minimally invasive surgical system

An internationally renowned urologic surgeon at Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (USC) has performed the first robotic-assisted procedure in California using the latest, minimally invasive surgical system. The prostate cancer surgery further cements the Los Angeles-based university hospitals’ position as a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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PIBBS boasts stellar new class of students

Lured to USC by the Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS) — the gateway into PhD programs in biomedical and biological sciences — 30 new PhD students will call the Health Sciences Campus home this fall as they begin working towards their biomedical doctoral degrees.

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