News Releases

July 14th, 2005

Real Estate Developer Marshall Ezralow Donates $6 Million for Cancer Research at USC

Longtime cancer activist’s gift will honor his wife, who passed away from ovarian cancer Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830, or Real estate developer and longtime supporter of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, Marshall Ezralow has made a $6 million gift to the center to aid in the fight against cancer. Family members […]

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July 12th, 2005

USC Receives $2 million NIH High-End Instrumentation

Grant Will Fund the Purchase of New State-of-the-Art Equipment Contact: Jon Weiner, 323-442-2830 or The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today it will provide $2 million for a High-End Instrumentation (HEI) grant to the University of Southern California that will fund the purchase […]

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July 7th, 2005

Attacks in London: USC Experts Available

Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 TERRENCE O’SULLIVAN is a terrorism expert who specializes in homeland security, weapons of mass destruction, response to terrorism and U.S. security policy. He is a researcher with the USC Center for Homeland Security. O’Sullivan can be reached at (626) 644-2729, (626) 395-9923 or Link to Web page: […]

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July 1st, 2005

USC Researchers Link Cellular Stress to Drug Resistance in Tumors

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 or Cancer cells may be able to avoid destruction by anti-vascular and anti-angiogenesis agents through a cellular stress response that activates a pro-survival protein called GRP78, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. This provides a novel explanation to address the […]

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June 27th, 2005

Computers Abound on this ‘Playground’

A USC expert in children and the media gleans the social and educational distinctions among children who signed on for her Internet class. Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-0895 or Ellen Seiter, professor in the USC School of Cinema- Television, had been writing scholarly work about children and media for a decade when she decided […]

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June 24th, 2005

International Conference on Twin Studies, June 29 at USC

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC News Service (213) 740-4751 WHAT: The Mid-Congress Conference of the International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) will bring together researchers, students, educators, and parents of multiples from around the world to discuss the latest findings in twin research. Highlights include: – an update on the controversial “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests […]

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June 24th, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Grokster- USC Legal Exerts Available

Contact: Gilien Silsby, (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-8673, JENNIFER URBAN, USC law professor and a specialist in intellectual property law and policy, can discuss how the Grokster decision fits in with the development of intellectual property policy in the face of new technologies. Other topics she can address include: the importance of the Sony […]

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June 21st, 2005

Housing to Remain Strong Through Second Half of 2005

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate economists available for interviews Contact: Elaine Lapriore, 213-740-7895, Francie Murphy, 858-350-5152, For the rest of 2005, housing prices will continue to move upwards in major markets – appreciating from two to eight percent — across the United States, according to economists from the USC Lusk Center for […]

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June 20th, 2005

Inflammation Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer’s risk, say USC researchers Contact: Carl Marziali, 740-4751 or A new study of dementia in identical twins suggests that exposure to inflammation early in life quadruples one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Margaret Gatz, lead author and professor of psychology in the USC College of Letters, Arts […]

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June 15th, 2005

Exposure to Sunlight May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers believe vitamin D might wield protective effect Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 E-mail: LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2005)- In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers has found that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. Researchers report in the June 15 issue […]

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