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Zara Greenbaum

Zara Greenbaum is the communications manager for the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She recently graduated from the master’s program in specialized journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Stories by Zara Greenbaum:

Alzheimer's drug USC
In this image taken from tissue of an Alzheimer’s patient, the large pink-and-blue plaque on the lower right contains the abnormal protein amyloid. Also seen are several neurofibrillary tangles (smaller blue areas). Both of these abnormalities disrupt the normal working of the brain. (Image/Simon Fraser, Science Source)

Restricted blood flow in the brain could be tied to Alzheimer’s

A USC research team has found strong evidence that keeping blood vessels healthy can help prevent cognitive decline.

COVID ARC data archive
The COVID-19 Data Archive, or COVID-ARC, will aggregate data from studies around the world, allowing researchers to access the findings of international colleagues and forge collaborations to advance progress against the disease. (Photo/Courtesy of the COVID-ARC data archive)

USC scientists launch data archive to bolster COVID-19 research

The COVID-19 Data Archive will aggregate the results of studies from around the world, allowing researchers to freely access international findings and further understand this disease.

neuroimaging schizophrenia
Researchers used a series of advanced techniques developed at the USC INI to measure and map the shape and volume of various brain structures. (Image/Courtesy of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute)

World’s largest study of a rare genetic disorder offers new insights on schizophrenia

USC researchers are investigating 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a genetic disorder linked to schizophrenia, in an effort to find a biomarker of the serious mental illness.