Stories by Cristy Lytal:
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.
A life devoted to stem cells began ‘where the suburbs meet the forest’
Influenced by the Jesuits, a USC researcher believes in service, which involves an expansion of knowledge through research and education.
The next approach to urban policy and practice across the U.S.
Taking lessons learned from Detroit, USC Price looks into problem-solving on a path to retrenchment and austerity
Stem cell researcher to develop cellular therapy for digestive disorders
Tracy Grikscheit awarded $7.1 million grant by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
USC researchers discover a key difference between mouse and human kidney stem cells
A human has nearly 100 times more nephrons, the functional units of the kidneys, than a mouse.
Stem cells advance studies of the brain’s evolution over 6 million years
Next-generation scientists at USC Stem Cell mini-symposium discuss research of anemia and cancer.
USC Price alum puts priority on water in hometown public service role
Thomas Wong provides oversight for San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board.
Postdoc sheds light on brain disease and cancer with help of fruit flies
One of 11 new postdoctoral fellows receives support from USC and Mexico’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation.
USC stem cell researcher receives 2016 Broad Fellowship
Gabriel Linares seeks therapies for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Regenerative Medicine Awards lay groundwork for therapies of tomorrow
USC-affiliated faculty members aim to cure diseases using stem cells as tools.
USC Price alums create platform to empower artisans in Thailand and beyond
Husband and wife build a company dedicated to bridging the gap between disadvantaged artisans and consumers around the world.
USC Price student drives urbanism nonprofit aimed at city dwellers
The group harnesses the talents of young people educated in civil engineering and urban planning.
Family of genes linked to cartilage generation and arthritis
Doctoral student in USC Stem Cell lab helps to identify roles for a family of genes.