USC in the News

USC In the News 6/15/2017

Forbes featured research by Paul Aisen and Michael Donohue of the USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute that found Alzheimer's disease can affect the brain long before the symptoms of mental deterioration are noticeable. The researchers surmise this could mean twice as many people will develop the brain disease worldwide than previously estimated. "The reason many promising drug treatments have failed to date is because they intervened at the end-stage of the disease when it's too late. The time to intervene is when the brain is still functioning well--when people are asymptomatic," Aisen said. KUSI-TV San Diego interviewed Donohue and ABC News San Diego affiliate KGTV-TV interviewed both Aisen and Donohue about their research. Daily Mail (UK) and The Science Times also reported on the study.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jeff Fellenzer and Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School about the branding potential of the Ball family.

Consumer Reports quoted Lon Schneider of Keck Medicine of USC on how a person with dementia might mistakenly eat toxic items, like laundry detergent pods.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV interviewed James Moore about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to build a monorail through the Sepulveda Pass. 

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how people are now taking social cues from vitriolic social media posts that appear to condone violence.

PBS' "Next Avenue" quoted Kathleen Wilbur of the USC Davis School on how the signs of elder abuse are not always apparent.

The Moscow Times (Russia) quoted Vasily Gatov of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication and Leadership Policy about Oliver Stone's release of "The Putin Interviews" and how it frames Russian President Vladimir Putin.

HollywoodLife interviewed Daria Roithmayr of the USC Gould School about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

The New York Times cited research by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how North Korea typically treats political prisoners.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned a $10 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation to name support the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center for outpatient care on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Los Angeles Sentinel published commentary by Mark Whitlock of the USC Dornsife College's Cecil Murray Center on how to be a more effective preacher.

The Daily Beast cited comments by Susan Seager of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's litigiousness.

The Blaze cited comments by Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about why it is inappropriate for certain groups to use the n-word.