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August 10th, 2005

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

A USC oceanographer’s long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. Contact: Carl Marziali, 213-219-6347 or A team led by biological oceanographer Douglas Capone has confirmed that certain aquatic microorganisms draw huge amounts of nitrogen from […]

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August 5th, 2005

60th Anniverary of Hiroshima, August 6, 2005: USC Experts Available

EDWIN SMITH, professor of law and international relations, can comment on World War II military history, nuclear weapons, proliferation and the international law of war. From 1995-1999, Smith was a State Department advisor on nuclear weapons, national security, WMDs and proliferation. Contact him at (310) 837-2939 (home office) or (310) 487-1814 (cell). TERRY O’SULLIVAN, postdoctoral […]

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August 2nd, 2005

Record Oil Prices: USC Experts Available

Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 Can better technology help ease dependence on foreign supplies? Petroleum engineer IRAJ ERSHAGHI of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is an expert in new “smart” oil production techniques that can wring much more oil out of existing fields in the U.S. — particularly if the price justifies the […]

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July 19th, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court Nomination USC Legal Experts Available

Contact: Gilien Silsby USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-8673 CHARLES WHITEBREAD, USC law professor, is an expert in the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial politics. He can discuss the political and legal ramifications of the nomination, the Senate confirmation process and the anticipated political battle over President Bush’s nominee. Whitebread is author […]

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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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