Jenesse Miller is a media relations specialist with USC University Communications. She previously worked in communications for health and environment organizations, and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
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How does your body respond to feelings of moral outrage? Depends on your politics
A new USC study has found that liberals and conservatives feel certain violations of moral concerns like loyalty and purity in different areas of their bodies.
USC 2019 | The USC News headlines you had to share
✌ Year in review: Your favorite stories of the year run the gamut, from a profile of the Class of 2023 to a clue as to why women and men disagree on how warm the office should be.
USC 2019 | Research that makes a difference in health, the environment and more
✌ Year in review: USC scientists are serious about changing the world. Take a look at some of this year’s discoveries that are already positively affecting people’s lives.
Impeachment serves as learning opportunity for students and faculty
As they watch live via the biggest screen on campus, USC professors are using the potential impeachment of President Trump to deepen students’ understanding of history, constitutional law and policy.
Poll: More than 1 in 4 Americans say ‘too soon to tell’ on impeaching Trump
The latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll also finds that, if the House does vote to impeach the president, 45% of Americans support the Senate removing him from office.
New study examines how diet contributes to toxic exposure for pregnant women and children
New research from USC scientists indicates that certain vulnerable groups should not exceed dietary recommendations for foods that frequently contain environmental contaminants.
Researchers investigate why certain brains are more vulnerable to addiction
A new USC study examines how to identify the people most at risk of opioid addiction and how to best treat those already addicted.
Research symposiums showcase faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to serving the public good
As part of the inauguration of Carol L. Folt, two faculty symposiums highlight innovations, discoveries and potential solutions to the world’s problems.
Scientists propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research to address environmental risks
USC and Duke researchers propose the Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome to address gaps in understanding how environmental factors interact with genetics to increase or reduce risk for the disease.
Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis or care
A new USC study has found that most older Americans do not meet with a dementia specialist and the use of dementia specialty care is particularly low for Hispanics and Asians.
Voters predict Trump’s re-election, but less than a third would be happy
The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times national poll also reveals that Republicans favor a populist direction over traditional conservatism by nearly two to one, while Republican-leaning voters slightly favor a more traditional path.
USC study finds older adults pay less attention to negative information
Researchers have found that, even when quickly processing a series of images, older adults prioritize positive information.
USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll: Democrats believe a white male is most likely to beat Trump
When asked which specific candidate could defeat President Donald Trump, 86% of Democrats said Joe Biden could “probably” or “definitely” win.
Study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase young adults’ likelihood of vaping
USC researchers discovered that young adults who had never used e-cigarettes were more likely to start if they recognized the cartoons used in their ads.
Study: Exposure to videos of race-based violence can lead to mental health issues
A new USC study finds that viewing violent videos of police shootings may be harmful to the mental health of adolescents of color.
Battle for the thermostat: USC study finds women are more productive at warmer temperatures
The study also found that men perform slightly better at a lower temperature, suggesting that gender and temperature are linked in more ways than one.
Cancer drug shortages result in almost no treatment changes, USC study finds
Although the proportion of patients receiving treatment declined for six drugs, researchers found that the use of 32 other cancer drugs was unaffected or even increased during shortages.
Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for people with digestive problem
USC study indicates periodic low-calorie diet could help patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A clinical trial shows reduction of inflammation.
U.S. drug overdose death rates the highest among wealthy nations, USC study finds
The nation’s death rate is double that of the Nordic countries, which have the next highest rates, and more than 27 times higher than in Italy and Japan.
Valentine’s Day in the digital age: Yes, just about everything has changed
USC experts agree: Online dating and shopping have many of us wondering if a day dedicated to romantic love might be passé.
Forget the gym — and other tips to making New Year’s resolutions stick
Fewer than 1 in 10 people achieve success, but these pointers will give you a fighting chance.
Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone
A new study finds more Americans are getting less sleep. Find out what you can do about it.
Culturally tailored text messages improve Alzheimer’s education among African-Americans
The work is critical: Older African-Americans are far more likely to have the disease or other dementias than their white counterparts; they’re also diagnosed later, after the disease has progressed.
Youngest voters more discouraged by today’s political climate than other voters, poll finds
The big questions: How will that disappointment affect how they vote Nov. 6 — and will they bother to vote at all?