USC In The News

USC In the News 11/7/2018

Contagion Live featured research by Suan-Sin Foo of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women infected with the Zika virus. The finding could lead to the development of a prenatal screening for microcephaly and other birth defects. "Elevated expressions of these biomarkers can be detected in blood specimens of Zika-positive pregnant women from all stages of pregnancy," Foo said.

New Zealand Herald featured Deborah Harkness of the USC Dornsife College. A new TV series is based on her book A Discovery of Witches, about a woman unaware of the power she possesses. "We are both fascinated by people who are different but we can also fear people who are different and it’s that dynamic that has always been part of their story," Harkness said.

Health Imaging highlighted the first ultra-high-field 7T Terra MRI scanner in North America, which has been approved for clinical use by the FDA. The scanner installed at USC’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute in 2017 may help in the development of care, treatment and monitoring of patients with Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.

MIT Technology Review quoted Daniel Lidar of the USC Viterbi School on quantum supremacy.

PBS affiliate KQED-TV quoted Mindy Romero of the USC Price School on how to cultivate turnout for the midterm election.

Courthouse News Service quoted Thai Truong of the USC Dornsife College in a story on the midterm election.

CALmatters quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on the midterm election.

The New York Times Style Magazine mentioned research by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of minorities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter mentioned USC Shoah Foundation in a story about the Ambassadors for Humanity gala.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via Los Angeles Times, mentioned a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll showing that about 4 in 10 partisans on each side said they were closely following the election campaign.

Politico mentioned research by April Armstrong of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on psoriasis symptoms.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and high performance by its nursing facility in short-stay rehabilitation.

The Philadelphia Tribune mentioned USC in a story about civic participation by naturalized immigrants.

The College Fix noted that universities, including USC, earned money from college applications.

Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned that the Wyss Foundation has pledged $1 million to USC's Sol Price Center for Social Innovation for the Homeless Policy Research Institute.