News Releases

July 1st, 2005

USC Researchers Link Cellular Stress to Drug Resistance in Tumors

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 or jonweine@usc.edu Cancer cells may be able to avoid destruction by anti-vascular and anti-angiogenesis agents through a cellular stress response that activates a pro-survival protein called GRP78, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. This provides a novel explanation to address the […]

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June 27th, 2005

Computers Abound on this ‘Playground’

A USC expert in children and the media gleans the social and educational distinctions among children who signed on for her Internet class. Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-0895 or lapriore@usc.edu Ellen Seiter, professor in the USC School of Cinema- Television, had been writing scholarly work about children and media for a decade when she decided […]

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June 24th, 2005

International Conference on Twin Studies, June 29 at USC

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC News Service (213) 740-4751 marziali@usc.edu WHAT: The Mid-Congress Conference of the International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) will bring together researchers, students, educators, and parents of multiples from around the world to discuss the latest findings in twin research. Highlights include: – an update on the controversial “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests […]

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June 24th, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Grokster- USC Legal Exerts Available

Contact: Gilien Silsby, (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-8673, gsilsby@law.usc.edu JENNIFER URBAN, USC law professor and a specialist in intellectual property law and policy, can discuss how the Grokster decision fits in with the development of intellectual property policy in the face of new technologies. Other topics she can address include: the importance of the Sony […]

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June 21st, 2005

Housing to Remain Strong Through Second Half of 2005

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate economists available for interviews Contact: Elaine Lapriore, 213-740-7895, lapriore@usc.edu Francie Murphy, 858-350-5152, francie@fmassociates.com For the rest of 2005, housing prices will continue to move upwards in major markets – appreciating from two to eight percent — across the United States, according to economists from the USC Lusk Center for […]

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June 20th, 2005

Inflammation Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer’s risk, say USC researchers Contact: Carl Marziali, 740-4751 or marziali@usc.edu A new study of dementia in identical twins suggests that exposure to inflammation early in life quadruples one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Margaret Gatz, lead author and professor of psychology in the USC College of Letters, Arts […]

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June 15th, 2005

USC Launches First Degree Program in Public Diplomacy

The Master’s program will prepare students for international careers in public service and non-governmental organizations Contact: Usha Sutliff, (213) 740-0252 or sutliff@usc.edu Starting in the fall of 2005, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will jointly offer the world’s first degree program in public diplomacy, […]

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June 15th, 2005

Exposure to Sunlight May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers believe vitamin D might wield protective effect Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 E-mail: jonweine@usc.edu LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2005)- In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers has found that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. Researchers report in the June 15 issue […]

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June 14th, 2005

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development Names New Dean

University of Illinois professor Jack H. Knott, who directed the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, succeeds Daniel Mazmanian. Jack H. Knott, professor of public policy and management at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, effective Aug. 15. Knott succeeds Daniel Mazmanian, who will […]

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June 12th, 2005

Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes Already Developing Cardiovascular Disease

USC study shows that boys with diabetes are at particular risk Contact: Richard Stone, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (June 12)-Youths with type 1 diabetes, especially boys, already show early signs of cardiovascular disease by their teenage years, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital […]

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