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USC stem cell research brain organoids
USC scientists are using organoids like the one above to pinpoint a rare and spontaneous variant in a gene called SYNGAP1, which leads to a variety of debilitating conditions that might include intellectual disability, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders. (Image/Tuan Nguyen, Quadrato Lab)

USC scientists use brain organoids to study intellectual disability

The SynGAP Research Fund is supporting university researchers in an effort to help children with a rare neurological disorder.

Acinetobacter baumannii superbug treatment
Using an innovative screening method, USC researchers have discovered that an old antibiotic is a powerful tool against one of the most drug-resistant causes of infection among hospitalized patients. (Photo/Matthew J. Arduino, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis could be surprise treatment for deadly superbug

Through a new screening method, USC researchers have found that the antibiotic rifabutin is effective against life-threatening Acinetobacter baumannii.