USC stem cell scientists investigate mouse and human kidneys to hasten new remedies for renal disease. A free online kidney atlas built by USC researchers empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies.
Face front, true believers! Marvel’s “Black Panther” has shattered pre-sale ticket records, trended on Twitter through the #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe hashtag, and won critical raves that position it as perhaps not only the most inventive and radical comic book film of all time, but the best as well.
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC-led study.
Researchers found that 6-year-olds born to mothers with very low vitamin D levels during their first trimester had bigger waists – about half an inch plumper on average – than peers whose mothers had enough vitamin D in early pregnancy. These kids also had 2 percent more body fat.
A tiny part of the brain plays a big role in what we successfully remember during stressful or emotional situations, according to a new USC study.
Researchers at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology found that the locus coeruleus, a small region in the brainstem, is helping to select and form what are known as “adaptive memories,” which are important for survival.
A new poll shows that a majority of state voters support the California School Dashboard, a performance gauge that was created by the state last year to improve equity and transparency in school quality.
“Charles Bolden is a courageous leader whose dedicated service to our nation is a testament to his strong character and values,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said. “His wealth of knowledge and experience will be a major asset to our university, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to our board.”
The university closed out 2017 with the fifth-highest total for cash gifts, according to the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). USC has consistently ranked in the top five since 2012, a feat shared by only two other institutions, Harvard and Stanford universities.
USC researchers discover a cellular mechanism responsible for at least 10 percent each of ALS and frontotemporal dementia cases. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or email@example.com Scientists have for the first time discovered a mechanism that limits the number of “cellular janitors” in the nervous system, leading to increased risk for two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic […]
Once the cells are compromised, the brain’s protective fort becomes leaky and allows blood toxins to trespass into the brain, damaging critical connections between brain areas, USC researchers say. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or firstname.lastname@example.org USC research sheds new light on how a breakdown in the brain’s vascular system predates the accumulation of toxic plaques […]
Scientists at USC have found a new catalyst that more efficiently converts methane to olefins. Contact: Ian Chaffee, (213) 810-8554 or email@example.com Image: The greenhouse gas methane is found in both our ground and air, with atmospheric emissions significantly escalating over the last 10 years. (Photo/Martin Shields) USC scientists have unlocked a new, more efficient pathway for […]