USC In The News

USC In the News 1/23/2019

U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story) featured research by Berislav Zlokovic of Keck Medicine of USC's Zilkha Neurogenic Institute and Arthur Toga of USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute that found leaky blood vessels in the brain can predict early onset of dementia. "If the blood-brain barrier is not working properly, then there is the potential for damage," Toga said. Zlokovic and Toga determined capillaries leaked many years before plaques form in the brain. "The fact that we're seeing the blood vessels leaking, independent of tau and independent of amyloid, when people have cognitive impairment on a mild level, suggests it could be a totally separate process or a very early process," said Zlokovic.

PBS' "Next Avenue" highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School and his new book, The Longevity Diet. Longo's research suggests that applying a fasting-mimicking diet three or four times a year can activate as well as boost regeneration and rejuvenation in stem cells. Longo holds that this diet reduces the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity on a proposal by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to study the effectiveness of congestion pricing in Los Angeles.

The Hill quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not hear a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program case.

The Daily Bulletin quoted Rebecca Lonergan of the USC Gould School on why law enforcement officers are often placed on paid leave during investigations into their misconduct.

Cosmopolitan quoted Mellissa Withers of the Keck Medicine of USC on how to have a talk about using a condom before sexual intercourse.

The New York Times mentioned USC Trustee Steven Spielberg and USC Shoah Foundation's technological efforts to preserve survivor testimonies from the Holocaust.

Los Angeles Times mentioned USC's involvement with the 2017 Los Angeles homeless count.

Forbes published an op-ed by Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School that mentioned discussions held at the December meeting of the USC Board of Trustees. The Washington Examiner also mentioned the meeting.