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September 18th, 2014

Scientists Pioneer Microscopy Technique That Yields Fresh Data on Muscular Dystrophy

Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu A new microscopy technology allows scientists to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution, and in a trial run has revealed new findings on the causes of muscular dystrophy. Dubbed “Complementation Activated Light Microscopy” (CALM), the new technology allows imaging resolutions that are an order […]

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September 17th, 2014

USC, Trader Joe’s Sign Agreement for USC Village Location

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. The first confirmed new tenant for USC Village is Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store that will serve students and neighbors beginning Fall 2017. Community-serving retail was a central promise of the student residential and retail complex, the biggest development in the history of USC at $650 […]

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September 17th, 2014

Ronnie and Barbara Chan provide naming gift for USC’s No. 1-ranked division of occupational science and occupational therapy

The $20 million gift also establishes an occupational therapy initiative in China Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu Embargoed until: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PT USC Trustee Ronnie C. Chan MBA ’76 and his wife, Barbara, have dedicated $20 million to USC’s pioneering occupational science and occupational therapy program. Given […]

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September 16th, 2014

Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data

Transmissions reach speeds of 32 gigabits per second Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard-of speeds, scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves, reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go with optical systems. The researchers, […]

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September 15th, 2014

International collaboration led by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers identifies new genetic variants indicating susceptibility to prostate cancer

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway at (323) 442-2823 or lridgewa@usc.edu LOS ANGELES — An international study co-led by Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists and researchers in the United Kingdom has revealed 23 new genetic susceptibility locations indicating risk for prostate cancer. The data study, analyzing more than 87,000 individuals of […]

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September 15th, 2014

PRESS CALL TODAY 11:30 AM: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on Governor’s Race, Prop. 46, Youth Immigrants and Police Relations

HOW: Call-in spots are limited. To reserve a spot for the phone conference, RSVP to Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156 Call-in numbers: United States: (866) 269-9612       International:  (612) 332-0718 WHAT: A press call TODAY, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, the […]

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September 15th, 2014

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Calif. voters split on whether children crossing border illegally should be allowed to stay

But nearly three in four Californians support proposed path to citizenship legislation Contact: Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156; Michelle Boston at msboston@dornsife.usc.edu or (213) 821-9311 A press call discussing these results and additional results on the California governor’s race, Proposition 46 and police relations is MONDAY, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. PT. Call-in […]

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September 15th, 2014

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Most Californians don’t feel mistreated by police, but believe others have been unfairly targeted

One-third of voters say police are tougher on African Americans than any other group Contact: Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156; Michelle Boston at msboston@dornsife.usc.edu or (213) 821-9311 A press call discussing these results and additional results on the California governor’s race, Proposition 46 and youth immigrants is MONDAY, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. […]

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September 15th, 2014

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Support for Prop. 46 Drops Steeply as Voters Hear Initiative Details

Californians in favor of drug testing doctors, split on increasing cap on medical negligence lawsuits Contact: Michelle Boston at msboston@dornsife.usc.edu or (213) 821-9311; Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156 A press call discussing these results and additional results on the California governor’s race, youth immigrants and police relations is MONDAY, September 15 at 11:30 […]

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September 12th, 2014

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Jerry Brown Holds Large Lead in California Governor’s Race

Increasing majority of voters see drought as a crisis; Californians support Proposition 1 Contact: Michelle Boston at msboston@dornsife.usc.edu or (213) 821-9311; Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156; A press call discussing these results and additional results on Proposition 46, youth immigrants and police relations is MONDAY, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. PT. Call-in spots […]

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