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Science/Technology
Scientific image of a synapse from a fruit fly
A neuromuscular synapse in the fruit fly Drosophila immunostained with antibodies that recognize the neuronal membrane in blue, active zones in green and neurotransmitter receptors in red. (Image/Courtesy of Dion Dickman)

How the brain maintains moderation could offer answers to schizophrenia, other diseases

USC Dornsife neuroscientist studies the way nerve cells maintain normal levels of communication, giving insight into how some diseases arise — and might be treated.

Health
ribbon-cutting Max Nikias Lisa Hansen Norris Healthcare
Cutting the ribbon are, from left: Laura Mosqueda, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; President C. L. Max Nikias; Lisa Hansen, daughter of the late USC Trustee Harlyne Norris; Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC; and Rod Hanners, chief operating officer of Keck Medicine and CEO of the Keck Medical Center of USC. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

State-of-the-art Norris Healthcare Center opens for business

The building is home to an infusion center, a women’s care center, the Transplant Institute and the Outpatient Surgery Center