A little over a year after arriving at USC, D’Juan Farmer has been awarded one of the most prestigious fellowships available to postdoctoral fellows. The Howard Hughes Medical [...]
Justin Ichida regularly gets emails from strangers asking an urgent question: Will your research on ALS be done in time to save my life? “I don’t really know [...]
Michael Bonaguidi (Photo by Chris Shinn) From the brain to the bile, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation is supporting innovative medical research by [...]
From left, Neil Segil and Qi-Long Ying (Photos by Chris Shinn) Two USC Stem Cell scientists have received new research grants from the National Institutes of [...]
In the developing face, how do stem cells know whether to become cartilage, bones or teeth? To begin to answer this question, scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump tested the role of a key family of genes, called “Forkhead-domain transcription factors,” or Fox. Their findings appear in the journal Development.
According to a new study in Developmental Cell from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Andy McMahon, the progenitor cells that form the kidney’s filtering units, called nephrons, mature into entirely different types of cells based on when they arrive to the scene of nephron formation.
A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression.
How do complex biological structures—an eye, a hand, a brain—emerge from a single fertilized egg? This is the fundamental question of developmental biology, and a mystery...
In your body, blood stem cells produce approximately 10 billion new white blood cells, which are also known as immune cells, each and every day.