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Michael Bonaguidi

Expert on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; developmental biology; neural stem cells; brain development; brain regeneration; brain aging; cognitive decline; the hippocampus; epilepsy; dementia; single cell biology; bioinformatics; drug discovery

November 18th, 2020

Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia? Study finds high levels associated with brain shrinkage

The findings suggest that further tightening of air quality standards could potentially reduce the risk of dementia in older populations. Contact: Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405 or lhopper@usc.edu. Older women who live in locations with high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer’s-like brain shrinkage than women who live in places with cleaner air, according […]

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October 22nd, 2019

Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading. Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the primary site to invade other organs. Now, a USC study of brain-invading breast cancer cells circulating […]

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