News Releases

November 3rd, 2017

Smart choices: The flu shot and vaccinations

Flu season is underway, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this month due to a hepatitis A outbreak that may last years and the kids are back in school — a reminder for everyone to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations. Although many people are averse to receiving the flu shot and vaccines […]

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November 2nd, 2017

USC law professor launches nation’s first project on child witness testimony

Thomas Lyon awarded $2.9 million grant to build on program supporting children in abuse cases Contact: Gilien Silsby at (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-867 or Image: Prof. Thomas Lyon questions a 4-year-old child who volunteered in a mock interview training session with USC Gould students USC Gould School of Law professor Thomas Lyon is launching the […]

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November 2nd, 2017

Hormone replacement therapy may be good for memory

A new USC study adds to mounting research that show some women benefit from the menopausal therapy. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu A hormone replacement therapy may protect memory for some women, according to a new USC-led study. The findings by USC researchers are the latest to indicate that hormone replacement therapy may have […]

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November 1st, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: A first look at USC’s largest research facility

Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu WHAT:  Michelson Hall, USC’s largest research building to date, is complete, laying a cornerstone for biotech at USC. University leaders, scientists, engineers and the Trojan Family will celebrate the milestone at a special grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1. With 190,000 square feet of laboratory and office […]

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November 1st, 2017

New tool helps communities use data to create better policy

USC Price Center for Social Innovation launches Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform Contact: Megan Goulding at (213) 821-1761 or mgouldin@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu. The Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform launched today by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation will provide residents with the numbers they need to advocate for a […]

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October 23rd, 2017

“Vape juice” strength and teen smoking

Even if it tastes like Gummi Bears and is inhaled as smoke-free aerosol, vaping a higher concentration of nicotine may increase how often teenagers use electronic cigarettes or smoke traditional cigarettes, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study.

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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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