Stories by Cristy Lytal:
USC scientist fishes for stem cell-based arthritis treatments
By studying zebrafish, Joanna Smeeton seeks ways to treat a person’s aversion to cold and pain.
USC projects focus on art, race and place
New initiative launches at a contentious time for politicians and policymakers.
Eli and Edythe Broad add $1 million donation to further stem cell research
The gift will support early-stage research projects at three California university stem cell centers, including USC’s.
Stem Cell Day of Discovery introduces students to USC scientists
Middle and high school students visit labs and tour USC’s stem cell research center, cancer center and Keck Hospital of USC.
USC team gains insight by helping people with broken bones
An unmet clinical need inspires surgeon-scientist to team with stem cell researchers.
Shanghai officials take part in USC Price cultural management program
Four weeks of training include lectures from USC faculty and visits to L.A. hotspots.
USC scientists in different labs take on a neurodegenerative disease
Haoze (Vincent) Yu and Kate Galloway receive grants for a collaborative project that demonstrates their creativity and independence.
Trojan highlights housing, urban development at U.N. conference
USC Price’s Annette Kim talks about the importance of inclusion amid mounting anti-immigrant sentiments.
Hearst Fellow studies how stem cells respond to infection
Adnan Chowdhury ventures into uncharted scientific territory.
USC Price professor reports on L.A. Promise Zone efforts at White House workshop
Gary Painter covers the federal program addressing challenges in areas with persistent poverty.
We are not alone: Fish get arthritis, too
The condition is more widespread in the animal kingdom than scientists suspected, USC study finds.
USC Stem Cell scientist reaches a turning point
NIH Pathway to Independence Award will help Lindsey Barske transition to the faculty stage as she hopes to learn more about human birth defects.
USC Stem Cell lab finds clues on how key gene enables hearing
Researchers examine the stimulation of the inner ear’s sensory cells, which could ultimately help the deaf.
USC Price policy students put analysis into action in high-profile projects around L.A.
Trojans consult for the Chamber of Commerce, L.A. Unified School District and the mayor’s office.
Just gellin’: How to grow strong muscles-on-a-chip
USC researchers hope to usher in new treatments for patients with muscular dystrophy.
USC stem cell researchers develop new ways to study ‘organs on a chip’
The scientists receive the first Broad Innovation Awards for their critical analysis of Lou Gehrig’s disease and immune systems.
Gene helps organize cells when first being formed
Findings could impact development of clinical strategies to treat cancers of the lung, breast and prostate.
USC Stem Cell names second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows
The objective of one current research proposal is to push the frontiers of stem cell and tissue engineering technologies.
Dose of transplanted blood-forming stem cells affects their behavior
Altering transplantation dose could improve outcomes for patients and ultimately save lives.
Key mutations may worsen hearing loss from the chemotherapy drug cisplatin
USC Stem Cell researchers show that cisplatin causes more acute hearing loss in mice with the equivalent of Cockayne syndrome.
USC researchers use zebrafish to understand the role of cartilage in bone repair
Scientists hope that lessons learned from zebrafish jawbone regeneration might hold promise for healing severe human bone fractures.
USC study shows how skeletal stem cells form the blueprint of the face
Researchers discover that two types of molecular signals work to control where and when stem cells turn into facial cartilage.
USC Stem Cell study examines bone formation and vertebrate evolution
Colleagues explain how a shared gene directs the development of bone-forming cells.
State Department brings global delegates to Safe Communities Institute
An ‘incredible exchange of information’ on homegrown violent extremism takes place between USC officials and foreign practitioners.