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January 12th, 2006

Home Building Executive Joins USC Board of Trustees

Bruce Karatz, a household name in the home building business, has been appointed to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. As chairman and CEO of KB Home, one of the largest home building companies in the United States and France, Karatz is known for his marketing and promotional prowess; the Los Angeles Business […]

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December 23rd, 2005

Childhood Infections Can Stunt Growth and Shorten Life

High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new analysis of 18th- and 19th-century public health records. The study appears in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the week of Dec. 26-30. The authors are Eileen Crimmins and Caleb Finch, professors with […]

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December 22nd, 2005

Birth Defect Gene Identified

Craniofacial researchers have developed an animal model that explains how skull malformations occur and how they might be prevented. Birth defects of the face and skull are relatively common in humans, striking one in 500 to 1,000 babies. Defects can include cleft lip or palate, congenitally missing teeth and severe malformations of the skull. A […]

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December 21st, 2005

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

Young adults with amblyopia, or lazy eye, can improve substantially and retain their gains under a new treatment developed by researchers at USC and three Chinese universities. A lazy eye in children appears normal but does not see properly, even with corrective lenses. If untreated, the eye will not develop normally, resulting in permanent loss […]

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December 15th, 2005

Nearly One Quarter of Children At Risk to Second-hand Smoke Illness

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil (323) 442-2830 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 15, 2005)-Children with a certain genetic makeup are at heightened risk of chest infections and other respiratory illnesses due to second-hand smoke exposure, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Writing in the Dec. 15 issue of the American […]

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December 14th, 2005

USC Researchers Track Down Stem Cells That Create Feathers

Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830   Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 14, 2005—The stem cells that produce bird feathers have been visualized and analyzed for the first time, signifying the initial step in a scientific journey that may ultimately shed light on human organ regeneration.   The research, published in the December 15 issue of the […]

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December 12th, 2005

Williams Faces the Death Penalty

Contact: Gilien Silsby, (213) 740-9690 (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: MEDIA ADVISORY STANLEY “TOOKIE” WILLIAMS FACES THE DEATH PENALTY USC LEGAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE JEAN ROSENBLUTH, USC law professor, is an expert in criminal prosecution. A former prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, she can discuss the clemency hearing, the likelihood of Schwarzenegger […]

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November 17th, 2005

Study Challenges Mainstream View in Aging Research

Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 or Deleting ‘anti-aging’ gene from yeast greatly lengthens life span, say USC molecular scientists. A counterintuitive experiment has resulted in one of the longest recorded life-span extensions in any organism and opened a new door for anti-aging research in humans. Scientists have known for several years that an extra […]

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November 16th, 2005

Exercise Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Both Black Women and White Women

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, (323) 442-2830 Study suggests even small amount of regular activity may help Both black women and white women who regularly exercise have a decreased risk of breast cancer compared to women who do not exercise, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Numerous studies […]

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November 14th, 2005

USC Ranks First in Annual Survey of International Student Population by The Institute of International Education

Contact: James Grant, 213-740-6156 or The University of Southern California continues to be a magnet for international students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels The University of Southern California has the highest number of international students of any university in the United States according to a new survey by the Institute of International […]

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