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November 10th, 2017

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Villaraigosa trails Newsom in CA governor race; Feinstein holds wide lead

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll is back, measuring Californians’ opinions on political candidates, Gov. Brown and President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests.  Results will be released in sets through Sunday, Nov. 12 A press call is set for 2 p.m. today. Please contact the representatives below to […]

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November 10th, 2017

Poll: Californians rank high cost-of-living/housing as top issue; large majority supports immigrants

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll measured Californians’ opinions on political candidates, President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests. The first set of results was released on Nov. 9 and is online. The final set, responses to the NFL protests, will be releasedSunday, Nov. 12. A press […]

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November 10th, 2017

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: protection against cervical cancer

A comprehensive study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that intrauterine devices may decrease the incidence of cervical cancer by a third Contact: Mary Dacuma at (323) 865-7839or mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu ______________________________ LOS ANGELES – Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer […]

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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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