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August 29th, 2017

The truth about Alzheimer’s and women

White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers.

August 22nd, 2017

How to counter antisemitic and racist movements

Where do we go from here? USC experts can sift through the heated rhetoric of the recent marches in Charlottesville, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta to help better understand what happened, why it happened, and more importantly, how to counter acts of hatred in the future. The university is home to USC Shoah Foundation, whose 55,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides provide a compelling voice for education and action.

August 21st, 2017

Zika virus weakens pregnant women’s immunity

The Zika virus, linked to congenital birth defects and miscarriages, suppresses a pregnant woman’s immune system, enabling the virus to spread and increasing the chances an unborn baby will be harmed, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study finds. The study is the first to report that the Zika virus targets specific white blood cells, handicapping a pregnant woman’s immune system in a way that almost resembles HIV, said Jae Jung, senior author of the study.

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August 18th, 2017

Community Open House at USC Village Saturday

Sculptor Christopher Slatoff, Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias at the dedication of Hecuba in USC Village USC President C. L. Max Nikias welcomes the community to the massive new retail and student residential development offering expanisve public space Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 810-8583 or rmackovi@usc.edu WHAT: An open house […]

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August 18th, 2017

New campus icon unveiled during USC Village celebration

Sculptor Christopher Slatoff, Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias at the dedication of Hecuba in USC Village One of the largest developments in the history of South L.A. features a towering statue of Hecuba, Queen of Troy, suites for 2,500 students, a Target and a Trader Joe’s. Contact: USC Media Relations […]

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August 15th, 2017

‘The Great American Eclipse’

Monday, Aug. 21, will mark the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in 99 years, and the first total eclipse that can be seen only from American soil in the history of the United States, prompting some to call the event “The Great American Eclipse.” USC experts discuss how best to enjoy this […]

August 15th, 2017

Kids’ waistlines continue to grow

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. About 17 percent of children in the United States are obese, according to federal health statistics. Children who are obese face more bullying and can be excluded from friendships. Obesity can take a mental, social and even physical toll on growing kids. USC faculty are available to discuss how […]

August 15th, 2017

USC School of Dramatic Arts launches new degree in contemporary musical theatre

In addition to giving USC students a strong foundation in acting, voice and dance, the interdisciplinary degree in contemporary musical theatre will give them an opportunity to take courses in digital entrepreneurship. Contact: Ian Chaffee, (213) 810-8554 or ichaffee@usc.edu; or Delphine Vasko, (213) 821-4050 or dvasko@usc.edu The USC School of Dramatic Arts is offering a […]

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August 15th, 2017

The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves

Scientists explore how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states. Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu A solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a […]

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August 14th, 2017

The Rise of Troy: Grand opening celebration of massive USC Village Thursday, Aug. 17

Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 810-8583 or rmackovi@usc.edu WHAT: Thousands of students, their families, faculty and members of the community will celebrate the opening of USC Village, a $700 million, 15-acre residential and retail complex that will house more than 2,500 students above a variety of dining and shopping options, including a Target and a […]

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