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January 7th, 2019

USC researchers race against a tick-borne illness before it spreads in United States

USC researchers solved two puzzles standing in the way of fighting an emerging disease in Asia, one that could soon appear in the United States. Contact: Leigh Hopper (310) 308-0405 or Two groundbreaking discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever transmitted by a new tick […]

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December 20th, 2018

Resolve to have a healthy New Year with tips from USC

New Year’s resolutions are tough to keep for a variety of reasons. Despite our good intentions, most Americans don’t stick with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier foods, get more sleep and of course, quit smoking. USC experts are ready with tips for the resolution-weary and the optimistic newcomers to this annual tradition. […]

December 12th, 2018

More Americans report less sleep, USC study finds

Sleep trends for African-Americans and Hispanics are most concerning, researchers say Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or More Americans are getting fewer hours of sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep. Researchers from Arizona State University, University of Southern California and University of South Carolina found more Americans reporting inadequate […]

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December 12th, 2018

USC study examines disruption of our biological clock as risk factor for diseases

A clash between modern lifestyles and circadian rhythms can lead to the development of obesity and breast cancer, USC scientist says Contact: Gary Polakovic, (213) 237-7770 or USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted. […]

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December 10th, 2018

E-scooter companies should consider road safety on social media, USC study finds

Contact: Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405, Are electric scooters promoted on social media with safety in mind? A USC study of one company’s Instagram feed suggests not. Posts to the Instagram account of Bird, a leader in the e-scooter market, rarely show e-scooter users with helmets or other protective gear, potentially normalizing unsafe behavior, according to new […]

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December 7th, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown’s California dream

Jerry Brown served as governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and again from 2011 to the present — the only California governor to be elected four times. He is known for championing the state’s cap-and-trade program to combat climate change, his support of education and arts funding, his opposition to the death penalty and […]

December 6th, 2018

Rules to boost fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than harm, new study shows

  Findings by USC and other universities contradict claims by the Trump administration, which aims to roll back fuel economy standards   Contact: Gary Polakovic (323) 527-7770 or; Jenesse Miller (213) 810-8554 or Scholars from USC and other leading universities conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles […]

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November 30th, 2018

Kathryn Carrico named vice president for USC Health Sciences Advancement

Contact: USC News, (213) 740-2215 or LOS ANGELES — After a national search, Kathryn “Kat” Carrico, an accomplished advancement professional with experience at several top academic medical centers, has been named vice president for USC Health Sciences Advancement, effective January 1, 2019. In this role, Carrico will lead efforts to generate support for the academic, research, […]

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