USC in the News

USC In the News 6/22/2017

Reuters Health featured research by Sandrah Eckel and colleagues at Keck Medicine of USC on the impact of particulate matter, known as PM 2.5, on rates of survival among liver cancer patients. “Our study suggests that liver cancer patients may be another susceptible group that could benefit from reductions in air pollution,” said Eckel. Researchers suspect that the liver is impacted because of its function in processing toxic materials out of the body.

Voice of America featured research by Alicia McDonough of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues exploring the links between sodium and potassium intake on blood pressure. McDonough and colleagues found that people who ate more potassium generally had lower blood pressure unconnected to how much sodium they ate.

African Arguments featured commentary by Brett Carter of the USC Dornsife College on the challenges facing citizens in Congo-Brazzaville as they prepare to go to the polls. The country, already embroiled in ongoing concerns regarding free and fair elections, finds itself without internet service just weeks before legislative elections and residents are skeptical, according to Carter, of government explanations on the cause of the outage. BBC News mentioned Carter's commentary.

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College on how savvy American television viewers are to the fact that reality or unscripted television is produced to be sensational.

The New York Times, in an Associated Press story, quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on the cultural significance of the 20th anniversary of Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy record label.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Craig of the USC Annenberg School on the public relations benefits to YouTube of hosting a business workshop for female video producers.

Vox Media cited research by the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the frequency of representations of men of color in media.