Stories by Ryan Ball:
USC blazes trail with first NeuroPace implant after FDA approval
Scholarship Luncheon unites students, benefactors
Maria Sandoval is the recipient of ascholarship named in honor of Edward Zapanta, the late USC neurosurgeon and first Hispanic member of the USC Board of Trustees.
The white coats are coming
The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s first-year students waited eagerly in Mayer Auditorium for the start of the annual white coat ceremony.
Keck School student helps at-risk youngsters reach new heights
Seeing Grand Teton for the first time was a life-changing event for third-year Keck School student Christopher Czaplicki.
Epidermal growth factor inhibits colitis-associated cancer
Epidermal growth factor, a protein that normally regulates intestinal healing, may pose the risk of increasing the possibility of cancer.
USC surgeon explores 3-D visualization
The magic of 3-D has helped theater chains lure patrons back to the multiplex, but the technology is more than a gimmick.
Cancer survivors celebrate life
When Ali Djowharzadeh was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, three surgeons told him there was nothing they could do, advising him to get his affairs in order because the best he could expect was four more months on this planet.
Ming Hsieh Institute Symposium Explores Nanomedicine
Small medicine was the big idea as the Health Sciences campus hosted the USC Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering Medicine for Cancer Symposium on Sept. 29.
New Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
USC urologists have developed a new method of robotic surgery for kidney cancer, which could help reduce organ damage.
Scientists Discover a Protein to Fight Leukemia
Scientists at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have announced a breakthrough in understanding how the body fights leukemia.
Puliafito Reappointed to CIRM Governing Board
Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito has been reappointed to the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee, a governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Puliafito has served as a committee member since 2008.
Kast Named Eminent Scientist of the Year
W. Martin Kast, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology, and obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was named the 2010 Eminent Scientist of the Year and North American Immunologist of the Year by the International Research Promotion Council.
As Holidays Begin, Fight On Against the Flu
With H1N1 flu cases showing a small decrease nationally and locally in recent weeks, officials at the Health Sciences campus urge the public to continue taking precautions against the spread of flu-like illnesses – including forgoing holiday gatherings with family and friends if you’re ill.
Ruvkun and Ambrose Receive Massry Prize
Gary Ruvkun has come a long way from living in his van after being denied medical school admission by USC and UCLA in the early 1970s.