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USC is one of four workplaces across the country to receive the American Psychological Association Healthy Workplace Award.
Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills.
Researchers found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet
A two-day conference at USC will focus on mental illness.
A series of papers in the March issue of Health Affairs examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans.
Principal investigators Min Yu and Rong Lu had plans to collaborate long before they were recruited to the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
An international team of researchers led by USC psychologist Margaret Gatz compared the brains of twins where one or both died of Alzheimer’s.
Cynthia Lemus knows what it’s like to care for an ill, elderly family member. The emotional, physical and financial toll can be nearly unbearable.
Overall health quality was the main issue of the day at a two-day USC conference.
The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Symposium focused on the promise of regenerative medicine and cellular therapies — from curing HIV to building organs such as kidneys and intestines.
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has available funds from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to provide funding up to $25,000 for beginning cancer research projects.
Two fourth-year pharmacy students recently traveled to Japan to complete a six-week clerkship.
USC School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Mel Baron has been awarded new funding for his popular fotonovelas.
What do you get when you combine music, medicine and social work? A trip to Canada this summer.
A team of reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarded the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting by USC Annenberg.
A Keck Medicine of USC-led team of microbiologists has identified previously unknown interactions between critical proteins in the human immune response system.
From a helicopter circling above Catalina Island, one might see gorgeous, bathing suit-clad couples sipping mimosas on yachts with names like Been There, Done That.
Keck School Professor Jonathan Samet sees the recent CVS decision on tobacco products as a sign that America may be in for a healthier future after years of a smoke-filled haze.
Patrice Barber believes your body tells you all you need to know about nutrition. But first you have to listen.
Can patients with kidney disease be effectively treated with injections of stem cells or other cells that aren’t fully differentiated?
It pains me to say that, although I love food, I am probably the worst cook ever.
A grassroots public education model that fielded a cadre of health mentors from two California counties significantly boosted Latino residents’ knowledge of everything from cholesterol and diabetes to the importance of nutrition and exercise.
For the first time, neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter “scaffold” of the human brain, the critical communications network that supports brain function.
Six news organizations from across the country joined the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to highlight how immigration status affects health.
A Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells.
Keck Medicine of USC has a new weapon in the fight to make cancer a disease of the past.
Rohit Varma has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Eye Institute.
When Roméo Dallaire was young, his family lived in darkness.
Newly published research led by Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists reveals clues that could lead to more precise understanding of prostate cancer.
Thanks to the modern world of smartphones and at-your-fingertips technology, there are plenty of USC-tailored apps to make the day a bit easier for Trojans.
A USC study is part of a national conversation to find evidence-based interventions that lower health care costs.
USC scientists Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang have identified a collection of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets.
Medical student Ali Arastu has transformed his experiences — from hiking along the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail to living on Skid Row — into a passion for preventive medicine and serving the urban poor.
Surbhi Agalwar’s devotion can be summed up in three words — All Things Pink.