Compared with coverage of men’s sports, women are talked about on local channels and ESPN in a mandatory and boring way, a decades-long USC study finds. Contact: Ian Chaffee, (213) 810-8554 or email@example.com When tennis great John McEnroe recently claimed that women’s champion Serena Williams wouldn’t even be a “top 700” men’s player, his controversial comment made headlines on […]
Researchers discover a large number of mutations clustered in a single gene that disrupt the development of the brain’s connections and likely contribute to the development of autism-spectrum disorders. Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or firstname.lastname@example.org Scientists have identified a hotspot for autism-related mutations in a single gene. By studying data from thousands of genomes of people with […]
Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or email@example.com Actor and comedian Will Ferrell ’90 and his wife, Viveca Paulin, have endowed the first-ever full scholarship for USC Women’s Soccer through a generous gift to USC Athletics. Ferrell is known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and films such as Old School and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. More recently, he […]
Apple will officially unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8S and iPhone X, the 15th iteration of the little personal computing device that changed the world. USC experts discuss whether it is indeed just another minor iteration in Apple’s incremental but successful corporate philosophy under CEO Tim Cook, or a release that finds a way to transform our collective relationship with technology like it did 10 years ago.
Testosterone levels are a key factor in a family’s health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers find that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression.
Important messages regarding DACA and immigration from USC President C. L. Max Nikias and USC Provost Michael Quick
Below are a letter from USC President C. L. Max Nikias, along with memoranda from USC Provost Michael Quick, recently sent to students, faculty, staff and USC commuity. These communications address issues regarding federal policy concerning immigration, naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Letter from USC President C. L. Max Nikias to the USC […]
The notorious genetic marker of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, ApoE4, may not be a lone wolf.
Researchers from USC and the University of Manchester have found that another gene, TOMM40, complicates the picture. Although ApoE4 plays a greater role in some types of aging-related memory ability, TOMM40 may pose an even greater risk for other types.
Alzheimer’s disease kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined — more than 93,500 people in the United States in 2014, according to the latest federal health data available. September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Expect a boost in activism on Sept. 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, when people are encouraged to speak up about […]
The way that public transit riders reach their nearest stop to home could make an important difference in the jobs available to them. USC researchers found that this is especially true for low-wage workers in suburban areas with limited rail, bus and other public transportation service, according to a study that published online July 5 in the journal Transportation Research Part A.
White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers.