Stories by Cristy Lytal:
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.
A love of science in Argentina leads to stem cell research at USC
Susana Cavallero’s study of a parasitic infection was just the start of her work on cardiovascular disease.
Women in real estate take on wage gap and work-life balance
USC event brings together women who want to shape cities and drive decisions for development.
Zebrafish models developed by USC scientist to explain how stem cells repair damaged organs
Gage Crump’s team earns $8 million National Institutes of Health award for outstanding achievement in research.
High school student gets an early start in stem cell research at USC
At 17, he’s learning about kidney research and more as a summer intern in the lab of scientist Andy McMahon.
Biologist takes artistic view of science — and the results are stunning
Amanda Kwieraga uses acrylic and ink on wood panels to create “Art for Science’s Sake.”
With the click of a camera, USC professor tracks New York City’s transit development
Photos go to the USC Libraries’ Digital Library, where they will help other researchers analyze neighborhoods near subway stations.
USC researcher looks for a pattern in ALS cases
Kim Staats is drawn to the clinical relevance of research in Justin Ichida’s lab, which explores ALS mechanisms.
Flawed fish jaws shed light on hearing loss in humans
Scientists believe that a zebrafish with a malformed jaw offers revealing findings for colleagues in radiology, audiology and genetics.
Stem cell researcher takes on the brain’s fight against age-related diseases
Kazakhstan native and PhD student Albina Ibrayeva envisions a future where research and medicine advance everyone’s well-being.
USC scientist ‘reprograms’ roving immune cells in Alzheimer’s research
The novel, less invasive approach produces functional nerve cells for patients.
Stem cell scientist defies expectations through sheer determination
Intrigued by medicine as a teen, D’Juan Farmer became the first person in his family to attend college — and now he dreams of running his own lab.
Medical research inspires art
Artists are paired with researchers to produce fascinating work displayed on the USC Health Sciences Campus.
From pro volleyball to biology: USC scientist is at the top of his game
Italy’s Leonardo Morsut walks away from fame and fortune to focus on the emerging field of “synthetic biology.”
USC scientist fishes for stem cell-based arthritis treatments
By studying zebrafish, Joanna Smeeton seeks ways to treat a person’s aversion to cold and pain.
USC projects focus on art, race and place
New initiative launches at a contentious time for politicians and policymakers.
Eli and Edythe Broad add $1 million donation to further stem cell research
The gift will support early-stage research projects at three California university stem cell centers, including USC’s.
Stem Cell Day of Discovery introduces students to USC scientists
Middle and high school students visit labs and tour USC’s stem cell research center, cancer center and Keck Hospital of USC.
USC team gains insight by helping people with broken bones
An unmet clinical need inspires surgeon-scientist to team with stem cell researchers.
Shanghai officials take part in USC Price cultural management program
Four weeks of training include lectures from USC faculty and visits to L.A. hotspots.