Stories by Cristy Lytal:
USC Stem Cell researcher turns lab discoveries into practical medical advances
Denis Evseenko’s laboratory at USC wants to improve outcomes for patients in need, including cartilage implants made from stem cells to repair sports-related knee injuries.
Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds of stem cells to build a kidney
USC scientists show how progenitor cells that form the kidney’s filtering units mature into entirely different types of cells.
Messenger cells bring good news for bone healing
According to a new USC study on how bones heal, a specific type of stem cell can play a big role in boosting bone repair.
NIH awards USC scientist Denis Evseenko $1.7 million to study arthritis and aging
The research will focus on what causes joints to age, lose their regenerative capacity and succumb to arthritis, and how we can slow that process.
Newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow follows her curiosity as a cancer researcher
Oihana Iriondo, who has worked on several projects related to breast cancer metastasis, is exploring how the tumor environment influences breast cancer cells.
Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more
The transplants offer the best treatment for many types of cancers, blood disorders and immune diseases, but much remains to be learned about them.
Audio story: Haven’t completed your family by 35? Time to freeze your eggs
🔊 Richard J. Paulson of USC Fertility describes the process that allows patients to preserve fertility into their late 40s.
Zebrafish help USC scientists understand a common birth defect
Craniosynostosis can cause mental retardation and even death.
USC’s Eun Ji Chung, Andy McMahon receive prestigious NIH grants
The two awards will provide more than $6 million to advance cutting-edge research at USC in kidney disease and how organs communicate with each other.
USC Stem Cell scientist D’Juan Farmer earns prized fellowship
He is awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship supporting researchers from underrepresented groups in life sciences.
Osteoarthritis research effort works to understand cartilage development
USC stem cell researchers and others outline a potential way to repair joint cartilage.
USC Stem Cell researchers Neil Segil and Qi-Long Ying awarded $4 million NIH grants
The combined grants will allow research into why humans cannot recover from hearing loss but birds and reptiles can, and how two unique proteins affect stem cell renewal.
What makes a face? USC lab examines key family of genes
Scientists note that the absence of certain types of genes affects the formation of cartilage or jaws.
How the body balances its immune system
USC study finds that some blood stem cells are better than others at resisting systemic disruptions like aging.
With comic book styling, biology grad Kella Vangsness paints stem cells as superheroes
‘Stem Cells: The Heroes of Disease’ depicts stem cells waging a war against the villainy of disease.
A budding surgeon fascinated by the untapped potential of stem cells
After seeing his father survive cancer, graduate Malcolm Gebauer found value in using stem cells as therapeutic agents in numerous diseases.
Particle shows promise to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer
Like a smart bomb, the potential treatment delivers a cancer-fighting drug directly to cells, deterring metastasis to the lungs.
Joint replacement surgery for arthritis may not be needed in the future
The promise of a new molecule means patients could opt for a shot to heal their injury, USC Stem Cell scientist says.
Real estate CEO shares his drive for diversity with students
Ross Minority Program keynote speaker says his success proves that Trojans can also make their mark in the industry.
Cultural treasures in your own neighborhood? They’re all over L.A.
USC Price students use their camera skills to create media featuring everything from mariachi music to street vendors.
Why nerve cells die in ALS and some dementia cases
Scientists use study to focus their search on new therapies that can treat these devastating diseases.
Stem cells used to build bone and fight cancer
Supported by the Broad Foundation and their mentors, two Trojans take innovative approaches to ongoing health issues.
Stem cell study of jaw development could offer insight into craniofacial flaws
Humans sometimes carry a mutation in equivalent genes, USC researchers find.
Using stem cells to restore hearing and build a stronger heart
Two of USC’s best and brightest scientists study the inner ear and heart tissue regeneration.