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:
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.
Augmented reality app adds interactive enhancements to scientific posters, presentations
A new smartphone app created by USC scientists uses augmented reality to visualize scientific data via 3D models and video.
USC institute launches a global study of how the brain ages
The ENIGMA World Aging Center will help pinpoint factors that contribute to healthy aging versus those that increase a risk for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
FDA approves brain scanner for clinical use at USC
The 7T Terra MRI scanner at USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute will augment care for patients with Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
USC students start their own support network: TrojanSupport
Peer support group started by students for students lifts those who want a conversation with someone their own age.
Institute gets millions for research on Alzheimer’s disease, brain mapping and more
Federal grants support several projects, including a new archive for nationwide data sharing.
Virtual reality tool designed at USC corrects errors in brain scan data
The Virtual Brain Segmenter turns a tedious step in the scientific process into an immersive experience.
MRI resolution enhanced at cellular level in key USC study
The Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute’s research will let clinicians evaluate the effectiveness of cell-based therapies used to treat various cancers.
New MRI scanner could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors
Keck School of Medicine of USC surgeon and radiologist team up to test a new ultrahigh field imaging technology.
Shared database of brain images aims to boost stroke patients’ recovery
Brain scans from stroke patients are being downloaded by researchers around the world to predict the most efficient therapies.
USC joins national group in search for signs of dementia’s onset
Consortium looks at biological factors that can predict health outcomes as part of a five-year study.
Multiple forms of epilepsy share similar underpinnings, study finds
Thousands of brain scans are studied to better understand patterns of differences in one of the largest imaging studies to date.
Big data study at USC to investigate link between gender and Alzheimer’s risk
The National Institutes of Health-funded research at several departments will use existing data to explore the issue.
Brain cell study at USC gets $19 million National Institutes of Health grant
Researchers will identify and catalog each cell type in finer detail than ever before.
USC seeks a better understanding of Alzheimer’s among Latinos
Arthur Toga joins other researchers on the five-year study backed by a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
New job, heady assignment: Trojan volunteers to have her brain examined
Employee offers a first-person account of two brain scans taken at the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.
USC Viterbi entrepreneurs aim to help surgeons see cancer better
Engineering school competitions teach young entrepreneurs about intellectual property and how to deliver an effective pitch
USC Viterbi marks the 50th anniversary of the algorithm that changed the world
If you used a smartphone today, thank Andrew Viterbi: His 1967 breakthrough made possible the technology that we now take for granted.
Can social networks help you get into shape?
USC computer scientist’s team aims to quantify health outcomes with digital technology.
Youngsters get their hands on virtual reality, cellphone microscopes and other engineering marvels
USC Viterbi-hosted EngX attracts students who want to be engineers.