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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

USC Launches First Degree Program in Public Diplomacy

The Master’s program will prepare students for international careers in public service and non-governmental organizations Contact: Usha Sutliff, (213) 740-0252 or Starting in the fall of 2005, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will jointly offer the world’s first degree program in public diplomacy, […]

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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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June 14th, 2005

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development Names New Dean

University of Illinois professor Jack H. Knott, who directed the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, succeeds Daniel Mazmanian. Jack H. Knott, professor of public policy and management at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, effective Aug. 15. Knott succeeds Daniel Mazmanian, who will […]

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June 12th, 2005

Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes Already Developing Cardiovascular Disease

USC study shows that boys with diabetes are at particular risk Contact: Richard Stone, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (June 12)-Youths with type 1 diabetes, especially boys, already show early signs of cardiovascular disease by their teenage years, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital […]

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June 11th, 2005

Lowering Insulin Resistance Provides Sustained Protection from Type 2 Diabetes

Lowering Insulin Resistance Provides Sustained Protection from Type 2 Diabetes USC researchers describe emerging strategy for prevention, early treatment Contact: Richard Stone, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (June 11, 2005)- Patients may get lasting protection from type 2 diabetes through medications that take the load off of the body’s delicate insulin-producing cells, according to a study […]

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June 7th, 2005

Michael Jackson Trial USC Legal Experts Available

Contact: USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 Gilien Silsby, (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: JEAN ROSENBLUTH, USC law professor, is an expert in criminal prosecution. A former criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, she can discuss strategies used by the prosecution and the defense, the judge’s evidentiary rulings, and the unique […]

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June 6th, 2005

Terrorism Risk Insurance Symposium at USC

Contacts: Kelly Gribben, CREATE, (213) 740-5514 or Usha Sutliff, USC News, (213) 740-0252 or WHAT: The National Symposium on the Future of Terrorism Risk Insurance will bring researchers, corporate leaders and policymakers together to discuss the relationship between terrorism risk, insurance, national security and public policy. The symposium will focus on whether the […]

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