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December 6th, 2017

Combating eye injuries with a reversible superglue seal

Scientists and engineers at USC develop an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 orgersema@usc.edu; Mary Dacuma, (323) 865-7839 or mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu; or Amy Blumenthal, (213) 821-1887 oramyblume@usc.edu When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to permanent vision […]

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December 5th, 2017

Who killed the human-driven car?

With new federal and state regulations looming, and companies like Waymo and General Motors testing automated vehicles on the streets of Phoenix and San Francisco, driverless cars could be on roads across California by the middle of next year. USC experts discuss the long road to taking our hands off the steering wheel, and what […]

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December 4th, 2017

New analysis released about the role of millennials in dementia and Alzheimer’s caregiving

One out of six millennial caregivers cares for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, and the need for care is on rise Contact: Ron Mackovich, (213) 810-8583 or rmackovi@usc.edu, Pamela Madrid (626) 297-7199or pamela@pmadridcommunications.com A media briefing will be held today, Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 pm EST with the study’s authors, Alzheimer’s experts and […]

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November 27th, 2017

Yelp reviewers take a dimmer view of nursing homes than the feds

Disparities between social media and government ratings for nursing homes make the search for a nursing home an even more difficult process. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 20361-6730 gersema@usc.edu The stars are not aligned when it comes to online reviews of nursing homes. A new study by USC shows that Yelp reviewers give nursing homes significantly less […]

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November 21st, 2017

Does Black Friday still matter?

The holiday shopping season moves into high gear this week with an earlier-than-usual Black Friday. The mad dash for holiday deals may never go away, but the importance of a single day devoted to those deals appears to be waning, while the types of gifts that are popular also continue to evolve. USC experts in business, retail, technology and policy discuss the shopping trends that are shaping the 2017 holidays.

November 15th, 2017

Music training strengthens children’s brains, decision-making network

The new study by the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC is the latest in a series examining how learning to play and read music may enhance children’s brains and their emotional and intellectual development.   Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 orzvuong@usc.edu If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is […]

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November 15th, 2017

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Californians narrowly divided regarding NFL kneeling protests, big majority disagree with Trump’s handling of them

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll measured Californians’ opinions on political candidates, President Trump, top voter issues, sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests. The first sets of results were released on Nov. 9 and 10 and are available online. This is the final set. Contact: James Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@usc.edu or Zen Vuong, (213) […]

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November 10th, 2017

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Villaraigosa trails Newsom in CA governor race; Feinstein holds wide lead

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll is back, measuring Californians’ opinions on political candidates, Gov. Brown and President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests.  Results will be released in sets through Sunday, Nov. 12 A press call is set for 2 p.m. today. Please contact the representatives below to […]

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November 10th, 2017

Poll: Californians rank high cost-of-living/housing as top issue; large majority supports immigrants

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll measured Californians’ opinions on political candidates, President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests. The first set of results was released on Nov. 9 and is online. The final set, responses to the NFL protests, will be releasedSunday, Nov. 12. A press […]

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November 10th, 2017

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: protection against cervical cancer

A comprehensive study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that intrauterine devices may decrease the incidence of cervical cancer by a third Contact: Mary Dacuma at (323) 865-7839or mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu ______________________________ LOS ANGELES – Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer […]

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