USC in the News

USC In the News 7/11/2017

Los Angeles Times featured research by Veronica Setiawan of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues from the National Cancer Institute and the University of Hawaii that found regular coffee consumption may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and some cancer. The researchers found no statistical difference between race and ethnic groups on the positive effects of coffee drinking, even for decaffeinated coffee. The study was released in tandem with another on European coffee habits and the impact on mortality rates. "These studies and the previous studies suggest that for a majority of people, there's no long term harm from drinking coffee," said Setiawan to CNN. Reuters, USA Today, BBCU.S. News & World Report (in a Healthday story), ABC News, CBS News, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CNBC, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, The San Diego Union-Tribune, STAT, Gizmodo, Time, Newsweek, The Sacramento Bee, Forbes, Today, WebMD, Consumer Reports, The Guardian (UK), The Globe and Mail (Canada), IFLScience, Xinhua News Agency (China), Agence France Presse, IANS, Eyewitness News (South Africa), Deutsche Welle (Germany), The Standard (UK), Press Association (UK), Press Trust of India, The Telegraph (UK), Inc., Cosmos Magazine, Seeker, Country Living (UK), Charlotte Business Journal, The Washingtonian, Metro (UK) and Elle Magazine (Australia).

STAT profiled Denis Evseenko of Keck Medicine of USC and his work to use embryonic stem cells to generate healthy cartilage. Evseenko hopes his research may help slow down degeneration in human joints and prevent or put off the need for artificial joint replacements. His treatment is also designed to go into bulk production, which will be less expensive for consumers and likely lead to easier Food and Drug Administration approval.

The Washington Post quoted Mara Mather of the USC Davis School about the possible impact of commercial brain-training games.

Los Angeles Times quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on why the Chinese government may be encouraging corporate entities, like the Dailan Wanda Group, to withdraw debt-driven real estate investments outside of Southeast and Central Asia. Deadline also quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the Dailan Wanda Group's financial moves.

USA Today quoted Kerry Fields of the USC Marshall School about how Uber drivers are not subject to federal regulations limiting the amount of time someone can drive for employment.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Jill Johnston of Keck Medicine of USC about California's plans to remove contaminated soil in the community surrounding the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.

The Huffington Post quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about how income inequality and other factors are affecting retail.