Stories by Matthew Blakeslee:
3-D Immersion via the Internet Premieres at USC
Remote Media Immersion technology from USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center ushers in next phase of the Digital Age.
Waterman Wins Gairdner Award for Seminal Genomics Work
This University Professor is often called the father of computational biology. Of the past 255 Gairdner International Awardees, 56 have gone on to win a Nobel Prize.
Groundbreaking Economist Richard A. Easterlin is Named to the National Academy of Sciences
RICHARD A. EASTERLIN, an economist and University Professor at USC, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Oxygen and Life: It Really Does Giveth and Taketh Away
USC researchers prove ‘oxidative stress’ model of aging through experiments with fruit flies.
Scientist Michael Waterman Receives Gairdner Award for Seminal Genomics Work
Oxygen – Life’s Breath – May Also Be the Prime Agent of Aging
Biologists have long surmised that the whips and scorns of time – arthritis, dementia, cancer and all the rest – are caused in part by a steady accumulation of oxidative damage. USC ‘s John Tower, working with tiny fruitflies, now offers strong evidence.
Researchers Identify Alzheimer’s Chief Culprit and How It Kills
Two experimental drugs may effectively block the degenerative disease’s attacks.
USC Researchers Identify Alzheimer’s Chief Culprit and How It Kills
Two Experimental Drugs May Effectively Block the Attacks
Scientists on Film: Panel Wrestles With Hollywood’s Limitations
The College: $2 million Keck Foundation grant fuels evolutionary research
USC molecular biologists, mathematicians and computer scientists will undertake an ambitious study of the genetic basis of evolutionary adaptation, thanks to the three-year grant. The work will seek to fill in several critical missing links, including the genetic key to the evolution of Homo sapiens.
$2M Keck Foundation Grant Fuels Evolutionary Research
New USC Centers Give Caregivers a Hand
$1 million grant from the state lets resource center open three satellite offices in underserved communities.
Using ‘Nature’s Toolbox,’ a DNA Computer Solves a Complex Problem
Molecular technology developed by USC scientist may one day outstrip the computer on savagely tough combinatorial problems.
Engineering: Using ‘nature’s toolbox,’ a DNA computer solves a complex problem
USC researchers predict molecular technology may one day outstrip the computer on savage combinatorial problems.
One little enzyme has given Shih a ‘life of surprise’
Lip Reading Doesn’t Activate Primary Auditory Cortex, Study Finds
USC research contradicts report published in the journal Science.
The College: Beauty lies in the pleasure cells of the beholder
The more novel or complex a person, place or thing, the better our brain likes it, says USC neuroscientist.
Beauty Lies in the Pleasure Cells of the Beholder, Says Neuroscientist
The College: USC lures pioneering geobiologist to launch new program
Ken Nealson wants the
Pioneering Geobiologist to Launch New Program
Findings That Would Make Pavlov Proud
Neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson locates source of classical conditioning.
The College: Thompson’s findings would make Pavlov proud
USC’s Keck Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences has built his career around explaining in modern neuroscientific terms Pavlov’s famous conditioning. Now he’s writing the proverbial last chapter in Pavlov’s book.
Pharmacy: One little enzyme has given Shih a ‘life of surprise’
Jean Chen Shih and her collaborators are the first to have modeled the three-dimensional structure of the vital, multitalented brain enzyme monoamine oxidase.