Stories by Cristy Lytal:
Lizards’ immune systems are not only for fighting germs, but also for regrowing severed tails
Researchers from USC and colleagues describe how immune cells help lizards accomplish this incredible feat of regeneration.
Baxter Foundation supports USC research on epilepsy and lung injury
Grant’s will fund Ya-Wen Chen’s studies of how stem cells repair lung injuries and Vishal Patel’s work examining regions of abnormal brain tissue that cause seizures in epilepsy patients.
Design redundancy is in our DNA, and that affects genes’ behavior
The principle is at play in the regulation of the genes responsible for directing stem cells to multiply themselves in a developing embryo, USC research finds.
USC stem cell scientist named to newly endowed professorship
Justin Ichida has been named the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC.
USC Stem Cell scientist Ya-Wen Chen grows miniature lungs with maximum potential
She came to USC to start a lab — one that today holds a key resource in the fight against COVID-19 — and to be herself.
USC scientists find a simpler way to make sensory hearing cells
Stem cell researchers have successfully reprogrammed three types of mouse cells to become “induced hair cell-like cells,” which can help treat hearing loss.
‘Mini-lungs’ and lung models help USC researchers better understand COVID-19
USC scientists are testing out experimental COVID-19 treatments on simplified, lung-like structures that are grown in the lab using stem cells.
USC scientists use brain organoids to study intellectual disability
The SynGAP Research Fund is supporting university researchers in an effort to help children with a rare neurological disorder.
Chinese biotech firm collaborates with USC on stem cell research
The six-year project, led by Professor Qi-Long Ying, aims to improve the ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells for clinical applications.
USC scientist awarded for skeletal stem cell research
Postdoctoral fellow Peter Fabian will use the NIH Pathway to Independence Award to help him transition to full-time faculty.
Grant will promote USC scientist’s research on aging, leukemia and more
Rong Ju plans to use the $6.6 million Emerging Investigator Award to further her research on blood stem cells.
How to potentially restore hearing? USC Stem Cell study offers clues
Research indicates how an important protein sends signals to the hearing organ to attain its correct size during embryonic development.
New master’s grad immerses herself in the science of cells
Kalya Stanten, who recently graduated with a master’s degree in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, wants to further her lab research into gene editing and cell therapy.
Award to USC scientist will fund visionary breast cancer research
The grant of nearly $5 million to USC Stem Cell scientist Min Yu recognizes her innovative work with rare circulating tumor cells.
Broad Foundation brings together stem cell scientists, engineers and physicians at USC and beyond
Two strategic initiatives — innovation awards and clinical research fellowships — help encourage the development of new stem cell therapies.
Andrew McMahon elected to the National Academy of Sciences
The decorated USC professor is recognized for his contributions to developmental biology.
USC scientist earns fellowship from A.P. Giannini Foundation
Ebony Flowers, a postdoctoral fellow at USC Stem Cell, will use the support from the fellowship to further study the role of free radicals in breast cancer.
USC scientist investigates leukemia’s deadly secrets
Rong Lu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC will use a $550,000 grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to continue investigating aggressive and resistant types of leukemia.
USC scientist studies how lizard tail regeneration can heal humans
Professor Thomas Lozito’s lab at USC compares limb and tail regeneration in lizards and salamanders and ponders its application in humans.
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.