Stories by Leslie Ridgeway:
USC Price, University of Hong Kong to offer international master’s degree
The new program will prepare entrepreneurs and leaders for global public policy challenges.
Distance runner sees fast recovery with new type of pacemaker
The Nanostim is an emerging technology in the field of cardiac pacing, Keck School professor says.
Despite ban, online interest in flavored cigarettes remains high
The illegal product is a popular search target five years after its ban, Keck School of Medicine researchers find.
Air pollution may affect the way the brain ages and functions
Investigating the impact of air pollution on the human brain is a new area of environmental neurosciences, Keck School researcher says.
How international scientists try to understand the origins of ovarian cancer
Keck Medicine of USC researchers take part in a study highlighting genetic variants.
Surgeons use balloon in robotic surgery on kidney tumor
Aimed at decreasing blood loss, the procedure could lessen the length of surgery by two hours.
$7.5 million gift establishes Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research
The center will focus on lung injury, repair and regeneration in an effort to discover new treatments and cures for pulmonary diseases.
USC medical response team aids Nepal earthquake victims
Keck School of Medicine group includes two trauma surgeons, a physician and a nurse.
New target for prostate cancer treatment found
Keck Medicine of USC discovers new family of proteins that promote cancer cell growth.
A new sleep study may open your eyes to meditation
Focusing on the present has positive effects on daytime fatigue and depression, two conditions that often result from the poor sleep of older adults.
Big Bang model of tumor growth offers possible way to stop cancer before it starts
USC researchers find clues to the behavior of colorectal cancer tumors.
A new heart rate app fuses health, technology and social media
BioGram allows consumers to add their medical information to photo-sharing sites.
USC surgeons use robotics to save the leg of a Whittier teacher
The new technology leads to shorter hospital stays and enhanced safety for patients.
USC stem cell researcher named fellow of national science association
Cheng-Ming Chuong, the sole faculty member to be elected this year, studies complex pigment patterns in bird feathers.
USC team first to perform high-level kidney cancer surgery using robot
The minimally invasive procedure leads to less pain, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.
How can doctors improve outcomes for diabetes patients?
Primary care physicians can do three things to boost quality of life, Keck Medicine researchers say.
USC doctors implant game-changing wireless device in heart patient
The sensor aims to reduce admissions to the hospital while empowering recipients.
Dual purpose of cancer drug discovered
Two-pronged mechanism may help explain why patients respond to epigenetic therapy.
Emergency medicine at USC ranks No. 3 among national residency programs
Online network’s tool helps medical students make informed decisions in 21 specialties.
African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss
USC study points to need for improved screening and access to treatments.
Soda consumers may be drinking more harmful sugar than labels reveal
The dose could increase a person’s risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.
New concerns raised about air pollution at LAX
Airliner activity affects air quality over a larger area than previously known, Keck School scientists say.
Keck Medicine volunteers save life of LA Marathon runner
Fast-thinking staff rescues heart attack victim in midst of a local event.
Circulating tumor cells may be better predictor of prostate cancer survival
The team discovers that elevated CTC counts after chemotherapy indicated as much as a fivefold higher risk of death.