Stories by Usha Sutliff:
Protein that protects tumors studied
CHLA Department of Pediatrics Gets Grant
The funding will set up a career development center designed to nurture the research of junior faculty.
CHLA Department of Pediatrics receives
FDA approves drug to treat rare disorders that attack blood cell production
Treatment Center Ready for Urgent Care
The USC facility’s doctors are given full access to patients’ medical histories, enabling them to supply stronger service.
USC Evaluation and Treatment Center expands availability of urgent care
Protein That Protects Tumors Studied
Researchers identify the function of EphB4, a protein that allows cancer cells to thrive and survive.
Groundbreaking Physician Dies at 100
The determined Helen Martin became a full-time instructor as the nation geared up for war in 1941. A colleague calls her ‘one of the best role models’ he ever met in medicine.
Groundbreaking USC physician Helen Martin, 100
Unruh Institute Names New Director
In her new role, USC’s human rights expert Alison Dundes Renteln would like to create programs with a global focus and give students a chance to work on United Nations reform from the inside.
USC study shows liars’ brains are abnormal
Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough
More than compassion is required when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts with those in need, says a USC College sociology professor.
Liars’ Brains Wired Differently
A USC study of pathological liars shows first evidence of structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse.
USC Names New Pharmacy Dean
In his new role, former Duquesne University dean Randall Vanderveen will oversee graduate and doctoral programs and expand upon the school’s innovative research and professional development.
Coverage of Women’s Sports at Standstill
Male athletes attract 90 percent of reporting on news and highlight shows, a new study finds. The amount of TV coverage � which continues to sexualize females such as tennis star Maria Sharapova � is on a par with initial results taken in 1989.
VR Will Treat Stress in Iraq War Vets
USC scientists who developed virtual reality technology to train soldiers are using the same tools to help returning troops cope with traumatic events.
Fewer Calories Could Slow Alzheimer’s
A USC study with mice finds that a restrictive diet reduces build-up of a substance linked to memory loss. The research raises questions about whether the findings can be applied to humans.
Student Economists Meet at USC Summit
More than 300 students from high schools around the Golden State gain a fresh perspective on both economics and their own lives in a hands-on simulation that emphasizes trade, negotiation and alliance.
Nutrition Key to Aggressive Behavior
Early malnutrition may lead to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, says a new USC study. The work is an important first step in identifying early risk factors for adult violence and developing programs to prevent it.
Collective Action Key to Solving Global Ills
The go-it-alone principle won’t solve planet-wide problems such as terrorism and global warming, says a USC international relations expert. Cooperation is key.
Punching the Timeclock of Life
Is human longevity programmed? Does the majority of a population age and die prematurely to make way for a few better-adapted individuals? A USC gerontologist’s findings may one day alter Darwin’s ideas.
Longevity May Have Roots in Childhood
Historical increases in human life span are the result of lower childhood exposure to infectious diseases that � decades later � can lead to heart attack and stroke. Inflammation, USC researchers say, is the key.
Changing the Timeline
A microscopic organism found in China pushes the existence of anatomically symmetrical beings back to about 600 million years.
Trojans for Life
Thousands gather to celebrate USC’s 121st commencement ceremony. Ethical living and the sacrifice of self are cornerstones of speeches by Sen. John McCain and valedictorian David Chacko.