Stories by Cristy Lytal:
Flawed fish jaws shed light on hearing loss in humans
Scientists believe that a zebrafish with a malformed jaw offers revealing findings for colleagues in radiology, audiology and genetics.
Stem cell researcher takes on the brain’s fight against age-related diseases
Kazakhstan native and PhD student Albina Ibrayeva envisions a future where research and medicine advance everyone’s well-being.
Stem cell scientist defies expectations through sheer determination
Intrigued by medicine as a teen, D’Juan Farmer became the first person in his family to attend college — and now he dreams of running his own lab.
What happens when artists use medical research for inspiration?
Artists are paired with researchers to produce fascinating work displayed on the USC Health Sciences Campus.
From pro volleyball to biology: USC scientist is at the top of his game
Italy’s Leonardo Morsut walks away from fame and fortune to focus on the emerging field of ‘synthetic biology.’
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.