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postpartum bleeding drug activation
Some important conditions are treated by misoprostol, including ulcers, bleeding inflammation, pain and labor. Illustrated here is misoprostol in the binding site of the hormone prostaglandin E2 receptor 3. (Illustration/Yekaterina Kadyshevskaya)

Better drug to save mothers’ lives during childbirth may be on the way

Scientists at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and Stanford University take first step toward a safer drug for reducing postpartum bleeding.

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AAEA Wisdom project panel
Michael Harrington, Karen Lincoln and Rose Monteiro use a talk-show format for Alzheimer’s disease outreach in the African-American community. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Culturally tailored text messages improve Alzheimer’s education among African-Americans

The work is critical: Older African-Americans are far more likely to have the disease or other dementias than their white counterparts; they’re also diagnosed later, after the disease has progressed.