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January 23rd, 2006

Melanoma Rising Steadily Among California Hispanics

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil (323) 442-2830 USC study underlines need for skin cancer education in Hispanic communities LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2006)-Hispanics in California are increasingly being diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study in the March 1 issue of the journal Cancer, published online Jan. 23. Since 1988, […]

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January 18th, 2006

USC Opens Internet Cafe for Neighborhood Kids, Parents

WHAT: Grand opening of the Trojan Internet Connection, a USC computer facility providing Internet access for neighborhood residents WHEN: Mon., Jan. 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: USC Community Computing Center, University Village, Jefferson Blvd. at McClintock WHO: The facility will provide Internet access for members of Kid Watch, MedCOR, USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, […]

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January 17th, 2006

LAWA Executive Director Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

Lydia H. Kennard, who became executive director of Los Angeles World Airports in October 2005 after previously holding the position from 1999 to 2003, has been elected to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees.  As LAWA executive director, Kennard manages four Los Angeles-area airports — Los Angeles International, Ontario International, Palmdale Regional and […]

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January 12th, 2006

Home Building Executive Joins USC Board of Trustees

Bruce Karatz, a household name in the home building business, has been appointed to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. As chairman and CEO of KB Home, one of the largest home building companies in the United States and France, Karatz is known for his marketing and promotional prowess; the Los Angeles Business […]

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December 23rd, 2005

Childhood Infections Can Stunt Growth and Shorten Life

High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new analysis of 18th- and 19th-century public health records. The study appears in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the week of Dec. 26-30. The authors are Eileen Crimmins and Caleb Finch, professors with […]

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December 22nd, 2005

Birth Defect Gene Identified

Craniofacial researchers have developed an animal model that explains how skull malformations occur and how they might be prevented. Birth defects of the face and skull are relatively common in humans, striking one in 500 to 1,000 babies. Defects can include cleft lip or palate, congenitally missing teeth and severe malformations of the skull. A […]

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December 21st, 2005

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

Young adults with amblyopia, or lazy eye, can improve substantially and retain their gains under a new treatment developed by researchers at USC and three Chinese universities. A lazy eye in children appears normal but does not see properly, even with corrective lenses. If untreated, the eye will not develop normally, resulting in permanent loss […]

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December 15th, 2005

Nearly One Quarter of Children At Risk to Second-hand Smoke Illness

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil (323) 442-2830 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 15, 2005)-Children with a certain genetic makeup are at heightened risk of chest infections and other respiratory illnesses due to second-hand smoke exposure, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Writing in the Dec. 15 issue of the American […]

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December 14th, 2005

USC Researchers Track Down Stem Cells That Create Feathers

Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830   Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 14, 2005—The stem cells that produce bird feathers have been visualized and analyzed for the first time, signifying the initial step in a scientific journey that may ultimately shed light on human organ regeneration.   The research, published in the December 15 issue of the […]

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