News Releases

November 1st, 2017

New tool helps communities use data to create better policy

USC Price Center for Social Innovation launches Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform Contact: Megan Goulding at (213) 821-1761 or mgouldin@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu. The Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform launched today by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation will provide residents with the numbers they need to advocate for a […]

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October 23rd, 2017

“Vape juice” strength and teen smoking

Even if it tastes like Gummi Bears and is inhaled as smoke-free aerosol, vaping a higher concentration of nicotine may increase how often teenagers use electronic cigarettes or smoke traditional cigarettes, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study.

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October 19th, 2017

Trying to prevent and better manage Alzheimer’s disease

When President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month 34 years ago, about 2 million Americans had the disease. Now, more than 5 million Americans suffer from it. The number may triple to about 14 million by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USC researchers are working with […]

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October 18th, 2017

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain’s entire communication system, researchers say

Wiring is frayed in more than just one region, according to a new international study by USC and other institutions. Contact:Zen Vuong, 213-300-1381 orzvuong@usc.edu Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain’s entire communication system. The […]

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October 12th, 2017

Without a ‘nudge,’ old prescribing habits die hard

CONTACT: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730or gersema@usc.edu or Kukla Vera, (213) 821-7978 orkuklaver@healthpolicy.usc.edu Low-cost approaches that nudge physicians to reduce unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics could have a significant impact if clinics adopt them for the long term, a USC-led study finds. Unnecessary antibiotics can harm patients and have contributed to the rise of drug-resistant “superbugs.” Initial […]

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October 12th, 2017

USC Thornton, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra partner to create a string ensemble and mentorship program for musicians from underrepresented communities

The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a rigorous two-year in-residence training and fellowship program that launches in Fall 2018, is funded by a $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu The USC Thornton School of Music, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) and Los […]

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October 6th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Groundbreaking ceremony for new USC Iovine and Young Hall on Oct. 11

Contact: Ian Chaffee at 213-740-8606 orichaffee@usc.edu WHO: ·         Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, music producer and visionary ·         Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, CEO of  Aftermath Entertainment ·         C. L. Max Nikias, USC President ·         Erica Muhl, founding executive […]

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October 6th, 2017

Found in translation: USC scientists map brain responses to stories in three different languages

There is something universal about what occurs in the brain when it processes stories, regardless of a person’s origin or language Contact: Ian Chaffee, (213) 810-8554 orichaffee@usc.edu New brain research by USC scientists shows that reading stories is a universal experience that may result in people feeling greater empathy for each other, regardless of cultural […]

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October 4th, 2017

The final stretch: MLB postseason puts players’ endurance to the test

The 2017 Major League Baseball season was a study in pure athletic prowess — players broke the 2000 record for the number of home runs in a single season, and teams racked up enviable winning streaks. As players shift gears to the highly competitive postseason playoffs, maximizing performance, avoiding injuries and maintaining endurance will be […]

September 28th, 2017

USC’s freshman class sets records for diversity, academic achievement

With the highest average test scores in history, the class of 2021 brings USC’s biggest cohort of first-generation scholars and students of color   Contact: Ron Mackovich, (213) 810-8583 orrmackovi@usc.edu This year’s freshman class is among the highest achieving ever enrolled at USC, and includes the greatest percentage of first-generation college students the university has […]

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