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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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October 17th, 2005

USC Physicians Make Strides in Proving Efficacy of Oocyte Cryopreservation

Contact: Jon Weiner, 323-442-2823 Keck School of Medicine researchers unveil interim study data at 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Fertility researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles today announced the first findings from their ongoing clinical trial on oocyte cryopreservation. John […]

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October 17th, 2005

Comprehensive Sports Business Institute Launched on USC Campus

Contact: Dagmar King, (213) 740-6411 or dagmar.king@marshall.usc.edu In recognition of the dramatic rise in the popularity of sports-related businesses, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has established the Sports Business Institute, believed to be the nation’s first all-encompassing sports business center at a premier academic institution. David M. Carter, an internationally recognized […]

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October 13th, 2005

California Policy Institute to Hold L.A. Briefing on Initiatives

Contact: USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 The institute publishes nonpartisan analyses of measures dealing with parental notification, teacher tenure, budget caps and redistricting. 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 […]

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October 11th, 2005

NCI Grants $12.1 million for USC Center to Study Obesity and Cancer

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, (323) 442-2830 Keck School of Medicine to house new research center on energetics and cancer The National Cancer Institute has awarded researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California $12.1 million over five years to create a center to study the relationship between obesity and cancer. The […]

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October 7th, 2005

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

Contact: USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 Compassion is not enough when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts, says a USC sociology professor. Faith-based efforts to help people in need will not succeed with compassion and good intentions alone. The key is to create the long-term, mutually respectful relationships that bridge the gap between […]

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October 6th, 2005

Cyber Security Expert Terry V. Benzel Receives Joint Appointment

Contact: Dagmar King, (213) 740-6411 or dagmar.king@marshall.usc.edu Terry V. Benzel, a nationally recognized expert in computer security and cyber terrorism, has been named a research scientist at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. ICIIP is an Organized Research Unit and Center of Excellence at the Marshall School of Business, University […]

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October 6th, 2005

Expert Panel Says Better Options Exist for Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 International Consensus Panel Calls for Expanded Role of Needle Biopsies, Sentinel Node, MRI and Less Invasive Procedures According to an international panel of breast cancer experts convened by the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, newer, less invasive diagnostic methods should replace older, more invasive procedures for […]

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October 5th, 2005

Trauma Victims’ Survival May Depend on Which Trauma Center Treats Them

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, (323) 442-2830 USC study shows mortality higher in level II trauma centers than level I centers Patients who are taken to a level 2 trauma center after suffering serious injury are significantly more likely to die than comparable patients treated at a major level 1 trauma center, according to researchers at the […]

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