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September 4th, 2017

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 […]

September 1st, 2017

Is the Alzheimer’s gene the ring leader or the sidekick?

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.

August 29th, 2017

The truth about Alzheimer’s and women

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.