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A Zika surprise: African strain can do more damage than Asian strain

February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on A Zika surprise: African strain can do more damage than Asian strain

The Zika virus has spread to 44 countries, with thousands infected and thousands of babies born with microcephaly, a rare complication that causes small heads. But even though research dollars are being poured into understanding the virus, there are still numerous outstanding questions. USC Assistant Professor Jianfu Chen is working to answer some of the persistent questions about the virus.

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Never accept a kidney donation from a mouse

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Never accept a kidney donation from a mouse

Researchers are hard at work building mini-kidneys from human cells — using blueprints mostly drawn from lab mice. But mouse kidneys differ from their human counterparts in more than mere scale, as detailed by the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Andy McMahon in three studies in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Upcoming Events

02/23/2018 - 02/24/2018
11:30 AM –
4:30 PM
Keck School of Medicine of USC

2018 Innovations in Medical Education Conference

Conference Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, 225 West Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, 91776
3:00 PM –
6:00 PM

Visual Beyond Words / We Bring The World To You

IGM Art Gallery, 2250 Alcazar Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90032
12:00 AM –
1:00 PM


The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and cancer

Hastings Auditorium, Room 100, Hoffman Medical Research Building, USC Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles

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“Before coming to USC, I had achieved many of my personal goals, but I still felt young and energetic with many things still to be accomplished. I chose USC because its energy and vision fits my personality and goals.”

Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD
Professor of Urology and Vice Chair of Academics, USC Institute of Urology