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Fatty liver, liver steatosis. Photomicrograph showing large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulated inside liver cells, it occurs in alcohol overuse, under action of toxins, in diabetes

High cholesterol leads to long-term liver scarring and immune cell dysfunction in lab study

Excess cholesterol accelerates damage of fatty liver disease, according to Keck School of Medicine of USC research By Wayne Lewis   There’s a long-established link between a high-fat, ..Read More

Color image depicting a sad, depressed-looking senior woman in her 70s, and of Caucasian ethnicity, sitting with her head in her hand at home.

Some forms of elder abuse worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

The Keck School of Medicine of USC-led study, the first direct comparison of elder abuse data before and during the pandemic, found increased reports of physical and emotional ..Read More

A male doctor sitting outside the hospital building trying to catch some rest. He is wearing blue medical scrubs and is resting his head on his hand while holding a stethoscope with his hands.

Keck Medicine Receives $2M to Combat Physician Burnout

UniHealth Foundation funds a clinical trial to study solutions that could reverberate nationally. By Janice O’Leary   A crisis of emotional distress faces physicians across the nation, particularly ..Read More

ENGIMA-STB aims to identify neurobiological variations associated with suicidal ideations and behaviors, to ultimately leverage information from brain structure, function, along with clinical and demographic factors, to predict the likelihood of a future suicidal attempt. (Image:USC Stevens INI)

New study finds subtle structural brain alterations in youth with suicidal behaviors

The ENIGMA Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors (ENIGMA-STB) consortium gathered and analyzed neuroimaging data from 18 different studies worldwide to examine associations between brain structure and suicide attempt in ..Read More

Raquel Arias, MD, has donated an estate gift to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, earmarked for scholarships.

From Picking Peaches to Picking the Class of 2026—and the Future Medical Workforce

Associate Dean of Admissions makes a personal investment in the Keck School’s student body. By Janice O’Leary and Scot Macdonald   Raquel Arias, MD, isn’t a typical faculty ..Read More