Alison Trinidad, a registered nurse, is a former public relations and social media specialist for Keck Medicine of USC.
Stories by Alison Trinidad:
Keck School breathes life into asthma treatment
USC was one of 39 participating sites in a landmark clinical trial of the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System.
Keck School’s experimental drug for ALS shows promise
Keck School neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against the debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills.
Scientists uncover two micro mechanisms that regulate immune system
A Keck Medicine of USC-led team of microbiologists has identified previously unknown interactions between critical proteins in the human immune response system.
Viral molecules responsible for causing AIDS-related cancer
For the first time, scientists and engineers have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Keck Medicine physicians first to implant epilepsy-controlling device
Keck Medicine of USC has become the world’s first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy.
Zilkha pledges $5 million to Alzheimer’s research at USC
Selim Zilkha has pledged a gift of $5 million to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to fund a new endowed chair in Alzheimer’s disease research.
Air pollution, genetics combine to increase risk for autism
Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopment disorder, according to new research.
Experimental drug could lead to possible stroke therapy
An experimental drug appears to reduce brain damage, eliminate brain hemorrhaging and improve motor skills in older stroke-afflicted mice and stroke-afflicted rats.
Keck School charts effects of genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s
People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected.
Keck Medicine helps children with hearing loss
Keck Medicine of USC has opened the USC Center for Childhood Communication on the campus of John Tracy Clinic.
USC scientists ID protein with potential for anticancer therapy
Molecular microbiologists at USC have uncovered intricate regulatory mechanisms within the cell that could lead to novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Cancer-killing cells controlled by epigenetic process, new study shows
A new Keck School study has described how natural killer cells in the human body, which can kill and contain viruses and cancerous tumors, can be manipulated by epigenetics.
New specialists bolster ear, throat services at Keck Medicine
USC has recruited four physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect hearing, balance, speech, swallowing, sleep and facial function.
Friends’ Facebook, Myspace photos affect risky behavior among teens
Teenagers who see friends smoking and drinking alcohol in photographs posted on Facebook and Myspace are more likely to smoke and drink themselves, according to a new study by USC.
Larsen named first chief medical officer for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Plans to organize a continuing education program for physicians and to enhance communication among medical staff at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital are well under way.
USC research IDs potential treatment for HIV-related lymphoma
Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a promising new way to treat a rare and aggressive blood cancer most commonly found in people infected with HIV.
Alligator stem cell study gives clues to tooth regeneration
Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Cancer center studies target immune system, women’s cancers
There is good evidence that the human immune system can fight cancer, but it needs some help. Physician scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are studying ways to teach the body’s immune system to fight off cancer.
New technology adopted to improve bladder cancer detection
The Keck Medical Center of USC is the only health care provider in the western United States to offer blue light cystoscopy, a new diagnostic tool for bladder cancer.
Keck Medical Center offers new treatment for chronic reflux disease
The Keck Medical Center of USC was one of 14 U.S. and European medical centers to test the device prior to its approval last March by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
USC recruits two top neurosurgeons to bolster spine care center
USC has recruited two esteemed spine surgeons who will play critical roles in expanding a multidisciplinary, academic-based spine center at the Keck Medical Center of USC.
Keck School scientists design mouse with more human-like immune response
Medical scientists at USC have bred a first-of-its-kind mouse model that possesses an immune response system more like that of a human’s. The discovery makes way for quicker and more cost-effective development of next-generation drugs to treat human diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and tuberculosis.
Scientists study liver mitochondria in mice
Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have found evidence that liver mitochondria in mice adapt to become better metabolizers of alcohol and increase in number after chronic exposure.
USC Norris cancer research ranks among top clinical advances
Research from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center that identifies specific genes that need to be turned off in order for cancer cells to survive was named one of the top 20 major advances in cancer research by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.