Stories by Cristy Lytal:
Aided by stem cells, a lizard regenerates a perfect tail for the first time in 250 million years
The USC-led experiment has implications for improvements in human wound-healing.
USC-led study traces the blueprints for how human kidneys form their filtering units
With these blueprints, USC Stem Cell scientists lay the foundation for building a synthetic mini kidney.
From legalizing marijuana to decriminalizing opioids, USC professor does the research to inform change
While Congress considers proposals for federal drug liberalization including legalizing marijuana and decriminalization, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula is working to inform decisions regarding possible regulations through research.
Research into skull birth defect detailed by USC-Oxford team
A new USC study explores a part of the skull known as the coronal suture and how it is affected by the birth defect craniosynostosis.
USC scientists explore the regenerative potential of the inner ear
Overcoming a newly identified natural barrier to sensory cell regeneration may be a first step in returning inner ear cells to a newbornlike state.
USC Stem Cell study points to a common ancestor for cells involved in hearing and touch
A USC study finds that the sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin actually have a lot in common.
The same cell type can help or hinder repair after acute kidney injury
Proximal tubule cells, which have the capacity to heal, can also contribute to the transition from an acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease, USC research has found.
USC experts look at the complex case for reparations
For the first time in more than 30 years, reparations-focused legislation is headed to the House floor for a full vote.
USC scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys
Zhongwei Li and his colleagues at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney.
As a teen in Syria, he dreamed of going to USC; now, he’s a new graduate
Eli Bosnoyan recalls the remarkable circumstances that brought him from Aleppo to Los Angeles and shaped him into a grad of USC’s stem cell master’s program.
Fighting climate change by eliminating jargon
USC Price’s Wändi Bruine de Bruin investigates public perceptions of climate change, sustainability and other topics using insights from psychology.
Do our brains age faster than the rest of our bodies?
A team led by USC Stem Cell scientist Michael Bonaguidi demonstrates that neural stem cells — the stem cells of the nervous system — age rapidly.
USC scientist awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to explore ‘synthetic’ embryonic development
USC Stem Cell’s Leonardo Morsut will use the grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand developmental programs by building them in his laboratory.
USC Stem Cell study identifies molecular ‘switch’ that turns precursors into kidney cells
The new study builds on previous work in Andy McMahon’s laboratory at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Halfway through Biden’s first 100 days, USC professors predict what’s next
Policy experts at USC Price assess President Biden’s initial actions and prognosticate on his administration’s next steps.
Fruit flies can regenerate their hearing cells — can that help people?
A USC study may provide a new way to understand and develop treatments for the hundreds of millions of patients worldwide who live with hearing and balance disorders.
Broad Clinical Fellows take a stem cell-based approach to liver disease and bone loss
This year’s fellows — including physician-scientists Johanna Ascher Bartlett, Kevin Collon and Allen Zhong at USC — are using stem cell research to develop treatments for patients of all ages.
From grains to brains, USC scientist uncovers the roots of disease
Jianfu “Jeff” originally studied rice and wheat. Now he studies human neurological disorders.
Ya-Wen Chen looks for ways to regenerate damaged lung tissue, and new grant will help
Stem cells could one day enable sick patients to breathe better, and the American Lung Association supports the work.
Robert Hellwarth, 90, pioneer in laser technology and professor for nearly 50 years
The professor of physics, astronomy and electrical engineering at USC was an innovator as well as a beloved mentor.
USC scientist Albert Almada puts muscle into stem cell research
After an injury ended his hopes of a career in professional baseball, he found his true calling — in the lab.
How remote work is changing our careers, commutes and lives
Professors at USC Price examine the expected — and unexpected — consequences of so many companies and organizations pivoting to remote work.
COVID-19 has dealt a serious blow to the U.S. economy
USC researchers have found that, by both sickening the workforce and changing people’s behavior, the coronavirus has been an economic disaster beyond even the Great Recession.
Certain stem cells can hurt bones instead of healing them
According to USC research, Sox9-positive cells can lead to painful bone spurs developing at the edge of joints in many arthritis patients.