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Keck Medicine of USC scientists discover immune system component that resists sepsis in mice

Molecular microbiologists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that mice lacking a specific component of the immune system are completely resistant to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. The discovery suggests that blocking this immune system component may help reduce inflammation in human autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2 diabetes.

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Keck Medicine of USC launches USC Neurorestoration Center

Continuing its tradition of excellence and innovation in the clinical neurosciences, Keck Medicine of USC has established the USC Neurorestoration Center, a multi-institution collaboration for breakthrough discoveries that, for the first time, bring together neural engineering, neuroscience and neurorehabilitation to restore neurological function in the human brain.

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Lasker Lectures 2014

USC hosts prestigious Lasker Lectures on cochlear implants

Nearly 4,800 children in the United States are born with profound hearing loss each year, and another 5,000 will develop it by age 5, according to John Niparko, MD, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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Keck School of Medicine to host lectures by winners of the 2013 Lasker Awards April 10

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Keck School of Medicine will present the second of two 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards.

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USCs Keck Gets More Effective Faster Radiotherapy System….

USC’s Keck School of Medicine recently adopted a new radiation treatment system that offers cancer patients more effective, targeted and faster treatment compared to conventional methods, and in some cases may be as effective as surgery, said the chairman of USC’s Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Eric Chang said the new Varian TrueBeam STx linear accelerator, used to perform external beam radiation to treat cancer patients, offers multiple benefits.

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