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September 12th, 2017

What to expect when you’re expecting the new Apple iPhone

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.

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 30th, 2017

One in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease

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 […]

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.

August 22nd, 2017

How to counter antisemitic and racist movements

Where do we go from here? USC experts can sift through the heated rhetoric of the recent marches in Charlottesville, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta to help better understand what happened, why it happened, and more importantly, how to counter acts of hatred in the future. The university is home to USC Shoah Foundation, whose 55,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides provide a compelling voice for education and action.

August 15th, 2017

‘The Great American Eclipse’

Monday, Aug. 21, will mark the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in 99 years, and the first total eclipse that can be seen only from American soil in the history of the United States, prompting some to call the event “The Great American Eclipse.” USC experts discuss how best to enjoy this […]

August 15th, 2017

Kids’ waistlines continue to grow

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. About 17 percent of children in the United States are obese, according to federal health statistics. Children who are obese face more bullying and can be excluded from friendships. Obesity can take a mental, social and even physical toll on growing kids. USC faculty are available to discuss how […]

August 9th, 2017

The stalemate with nuclear North Korea

Rhetoric over a nuclear threat from North Korea intensified this week as the isolated country threatened to retaliate against the United States over new sanctions issued by the United Nations. President Trump responded that the United States would hit back with “fire and fury” – and the Dow Jones and S&P dipped. USC experts on […]

July 6th, 2017

Sweating out increasingly hot summers

The National Weather Service forecasts another heat wave this week, with the possibility for record-high temps in some areas over the weekend, as well as thunderstorms. High temperatures are more than just a good excuse to hit the beach – they can impact flight plans, our wellbeing and even compound socioeconomic disparity, USC experts say. […]