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October 19th, 2017

Trying to prevent and better manage Alzheimer’s disease

When President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month 34 years ago, about 2 million Americans had the disease. Now, more than 5 million Americans suffer from it. The number may triple to about 14 million by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USC researchers are working with […]

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October 18th, 2017

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain’s entire communication system, researchers say

Wiring is frayed in more than just one region, according to a new international study by USC and other institutions. Contact:Zen Vuong, 213-300-1381 orzvuong@usc.edu Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain’s entire communication system. The […]

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October 12th, 2017

Without a ‘nudge,’ old prescribing habits die hard

CONTACT: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730or gersema@usc.edu or Kukla Vera, (213) 821-7978 orkuklaver@healthpolicy.usc.edu Low-cost approaches that nudge physicians to reduce unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics could have a significant impact if clinics adopt them for the long term, a USC-led study finds. Unnecessary antibiotics can harm patients and have contributed to the rise of drug-resistant “superbugs.” Initial […]

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October 12th, 2017

USC Thornton, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra partner to create a string ensemble and mentorship program for musicians from underrepresented communities

The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a rigorous two-year in-residence training and fellowship program that launches in Fall 2018, is funded by a $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu The USC Thornton School of Music, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) and Los […]

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October 6th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Groundbreaking ceremony for new USC Iovine and Young Hall on Oct. 11

Contact: Ian Chaffee at 213-740-8606 orichaffee@usc.edu WHO: ·         Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, music producer and visionary ·         Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, CEO of  Aftermath Entertainment ·         C. L. Max Nikias, USC President ·         Erica Muhl, founding executive […]

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October 6th, 2017

Found in translation: USC scientists map brain responses to stories in three different languages

There is something universal about what occurs in the brain when it processes stories, regardless of a person’s origin or language Contact: Ian Chaffee, (213) 810-8554 orichaffee@usc.edu New brain research by USC scientists shows that reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural […]

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October 4th, 2017

The final stretch: MLB postseason puts players’ endurance to the test

The 2017 Major League Baseball season was a study in pure athletic prowess — players broke the 2000 record for the number of home runs in a single season, and teams racked up enviable winning streaks. As players shift gears to the highly competitive postseason playoffs, maximizing performance, avoiding injuries and maintaining endurance will be […]

September 28th, 2017

USC’s freshman class sets records for diversity, academic achievement

With the highest average test scores in history, the class of 2021 brings USC’s biggest cohort of first-generation scholars and students of color   Contact: Ron Mackovich, (213) 810-8583 orrmackovi@usc.edu This year’s freshman class is among the highest achieving ever enrolled at USC, and includes the greatest percentage of first-generation college students the university has […]

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September 21st, 2017

Driving out the dreamers: The end of DACA

The threat of deportation looms closer for 800,000 young immigrants after President Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  program in the next six months. USC experts talk about the political, racial and legal forces behind immigrant policy changes, the fears of DACA recipientsand the potential costs of ending the program […]

September 20th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Innovate Armenia brings together best of Armenia’s intellectual and innovative talent

Festival organized by USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies celebrates the cultural and technological innovation of the Armenian diaspora Contact and Media RSVP: Ian Chaffee at ichaffee@usc.edu or (213) 810-8554 WHAT: Innovate Armenia is an all-day festival on the USC campus of thinkers and ideas that are reimagining and redefining art, technology and scholarship. Festival events include panels, interactive […]

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