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November 16th, 2005

Exercise Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Both Black Women and White Women

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, (323) 442-2830 Study suggests even small amount of regular activity may help Both black women and white women who regularly exercise have a decreased risk of breast cancer compared to women who do not exercise, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Numerous studies […]

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November 14th, 2005

USC Ranks First in Annual Survey of International Student Population by The Institute of International Education

Contact: James Grant, 213-740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu The University of Southern California continues to be a magnet for international students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels The University of Southern California has the highest number of international students of any university in the United States according to a new survey by the Institute of International […]

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October 31st, 2005

Democracy on the Brink: California’s Special Election

Contact: USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 Gilien Silsby, (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu Scholars, Journalists and Political Consultants Debate the Issues at USC Law School, Nov. 1 WHAT/WHO: On the eve of California’s first special election in a decade, scholars, journalists and practitioners will discuss the impact of the special election on democracy in […]

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October 31st, 2005

Democracy on the Brink: California’s Special Election

Contact: Betsey Hawkins, USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics, (213) 821-5438, or Gilien Silsby USC Gould School of Law Media Relations, (213) 740-9690 Scholars, Journalists and Political Consultants Examine the Issues at USC Law On the eve of California’s first special election in a decade, scholars, journalists and practitioners will discuss the […]

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October 31st, 2005

Methane found in desert soils bolsters theories that life could exist on Mars

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 USC scientist and collaborators are the first to find methane-producing bacteria in arid desert soils Evidence of methane-producing organisms can be found in inhospitable soil environments much like those found on the surface of Mars, according to experiments undertaken by scientists and students from the Keck School of Medicine of […]

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October 26th, 2005

USC Experts Available to Discuss California’s Nov. 8 Special Election

Contact: USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 Elizabeth Garrett, director of the USC-Caltech Center on Law and Politics and USC law professor, can discuss Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political woes, his public image, his approval ratings, his chance of winning a second term and Prop. 77 (redistricting). Contact her through Gilien Silsby, USC Law School, at (213) […]

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October 24th, 2005

USC California Policy Institute Releases Initiative Briefings for Nov. 8 Election

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, USC Media Relations, (213) 740- 7895 or lapriore@usc.edu The University of Southern California’s Sacramento-based California Policy Institute has released policy briefs about four core initiatives on November’s special election ballot. “As a group, these propositions address critical issues of both governmental policy and process in California,” said Walter Zelman, director of the […]

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October 24th, 2005

Keck School of Medicine Pediatric Endocrinologist Elected to Institute of Medicine

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 USC’s Francine R. Kaufman honored for excellence in diabetes research, treatment Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, was named today as one of 64 new members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Kaufman is […]

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October 18th, 2005

Antipsychotic Treatment of Dementia Leads to Small Increase in Risk of Death

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 USC scientists publish meta-analysis of drug risk in JAMA Atypical antipsychotic drugs seem to confer a small increased risk for death when used in people with dementia, concludes a team of researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in a meta-analysis of 15 clinical […]

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October 18th, 2005

USC Neuroscientist to Receive Prince of Asturias Prize

Contact: Carl Marziali, (213) 740-4751 or marziali@usc.edu Jury says Antonio Damasio’s contributions have reshaped our understanding of emotions and decision-making. Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, director of USC’s new Institute for the Study of the Brain and Creativity, will accept the 2005 Prince of Asturias Award Oct. 21 in Oviedo, Spain. Little known in English-speaking countries, the […]

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