How Trash Turns into Treasure in Labs at USC
Waste salvaged from dumpsters, airplane graveyards and more finds a sustainable second life thanks to some creative ideas.
Waste salvaged from dumpsters, airplane graveyards and more finds a sustainable second life thanks to some creative ideas.
After years with no therapies, patients with phenylketonuria, or PKU, now have an available drug and a second is awaiting approval. A USC alumnus and scientist helped make it happen.
Geophysicist W. Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab embarks on a 300-million mile journey to uncover the secrets of Mars.
USC Viterbi alumna Anita Sengupta works on a high-speed transportation system that’s like “a spacecraft flying on the ground.”
Recipients of the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship represent some of the country’s best and brightest STEM students.
The science of making up your mind is more complicated than you might think.
Diabetes affects 400 million people around the world. Scientists hope that their models of the cells behind the disease can unlock better treatment.
Academic researchers, family members and industry join forces to fight serious diseases. It’s what can happen at a place like the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
Innovative research for retinoblastoma may help children preserve their vision — and avoid risky surgery.
Trojan classmates-turned-entrepreneurs premiere a smartphone-powered headset.
USC scientists harness stem cells to develop potential treatments for everything from repairing kidney diseases to regrowing broken bones.
Stem cells hold the power to regenerate tissue, but how? Learn how stem cells work and the tools USC scientists have to harness them.
Clinical trials need patients to advance medical knowledge, but it’s tough to recruit volunteers. Technology may have answers.
Your computer and smartphone wouldn’t be the same without these creations from USC faculty and alumni.
Reimagined wheelchairs revolutionize a Paralympic sport.
The next wave of smartphone and car batteries could pack big power in a small size.
Patient Ryan D’Cunha was devastated when he learned a genetic mutation resulted in colon cancer. But he found hope at USC.
USC researchers weigh in on artificial intelligence’s future in entertainment, medicine and more.
USC researchers hone artificial intelligence to thwart international criminals, instantly translate thousands of languages and more.
Since their introduction 10 years ago, smartphones have become a necessity many can’t live without.
Wires implanted in her brain bring life back to a Southern California teen with dystonia.
Children with dystonia get up and walk again through science, engineering and a brain implant procedure from a team at USC.
At Keck Medicine of USC, surgical research leads to leaps in innovative care in operating rooms.
For Jan Berkeley ’86, the sky’s not the limit. It’s just the beginning.
Every 66 seconds someone’s loved one is diagnosed with the disease. Researchers want to know how it happens, and stop it.
More than 30 years ago, a nondescript Craftsman near campus housed scores of students from China. Few could have predicted what it would launch.
USC researchers tackle topics from arthritic fish to the hive mind.
It's a bot's world. We just live in it.
The quest is on for an elusive squirrel species.
A city without waste? In this electronic game, it’s ecology and urban planning for the win.
A $200 million gift from Larry Ellison and vital federal funds support USC’s research efforts.
People are more likely to believe a claim when it sounds familiar—especially if it has a photo that goes with it.
Chris Kyriakakis is on an acoustic journey for the ages. And there’s chanting…lots of chanting.
An anatomy expert looks beyond Hollywood's depiction of prehistory's most popular creatures.
The Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC opens a new chapter in cancer research.
The institute will change how we see the world—and the ways we can live better in it.
A USC School of Cinematic Arts student redraws the boundaries between humans and technology.
Top-ranked USC Viterbi is one of the most female-friendly engineering schools in the country—and it’s no accident.
The Southland is being torn apart in ways we are only beginning to understand. Just ask James Dolan.
We’ll run out of oil and gas, but the sun will be there for another 5 billion years.
Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Cybercrime. USC researchers seek out threats to public safety in the Pacific Rim.
Ashish Soni preaches the benefits of hunger, heightened awareness and, yes, failure.
Four Trojan entrepreneurs share their advice, experience and hope for the future of innovation.
The testimonies of Holocaust survivors help scientists map the brain circuitry of their subjects.
Next-generation computer simulations have grown out of Army research at ICT.
USC students create hand prosthetics for children in war-torn areas.
Leave it to USC researchers to find a better way to log on safely—using poetry.
Los Angeles may not be the first name that jumps to mind when it comes to tech startups. But Silicon Beach is flourishing, and USC plays a starring role.
These unique ventures from USC alumni caught the attention of major tech companies.
A startup founder finds her footing in Silicon Valley
Startup-minded students explore, learn, network and, if they’re lucky, launch the Next Big Thing.
A national investment aims to propel technologies from top U.S. universities into your own hands and homes.
LA’s artistic and technical talents support the growing VR industry.
Four facts you might not know about the environmental research facility
Through generous gifts and visionary leadership, engineering and health initiatives take shape across the university.
Which one the five finalists in ‘The Next MacGyver’ competition do you want to see on TV?
Visionary engineers launch a promising new era for robot-assisted health care.
A USC psychology researcher delves into the surprising ways your subconscious mind affects your actions.
“We plan to establish a vibrant hub that will dramatically bolster an entirely new industry in Los Angeles: biotechnology.”
A gerontologist brings tech to an overlooked demographic: seniors.
USC spatial scientists create innovative experimental maps to understand our world—and better it.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts wants women to make their mark on the video game design industry.
The newly named USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery helps children and adults experience the world of sound.
Digital imaging could revolutionize how we detect and treat dementia and neurologic diseases.
USC researchers help Angelenos breathe a little easier—and healthier.
Thanks to a USC Viterbi alumnus, it’s game over for slot machine scammers.
You can get as much as a half of your daily air pollution exposure on your drive. Scott Fruin criss-crosses the Southland to learn more.
Too little snoozing takes a toll on our well-being, but USC doctors and scientists have some tips for getting more ZZZs.
With California wilting during a drought that could last 20 years or longer, USC researchers wade through ways LA might tap a sustainable water supply.
To dig up history on climate change and drought, Sarah Feakins studies the sediment on lake bottoms.
Your smartphone could become as instrumental to your health as your prescriptions, and the USC Center for Body Computing is making it happen.
Mark Stevens ’81, MS ’84 adds the 2015 Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award to his portfolio.
The Nadershahi brothers combine their backgrounds in biology, medicine, business and law to launch biomedical devices, especially in women’s health.
Get a glimpse at five ways USC researchers will change the way you live.
From startups to cybersecurity, USC Viterbi School of Engineering has had a memorable decade since its landmark naming gift.
The USC Fight Online app keeps Trojans connected with each other and their alma mater.
A USC Viterbi scientist wants to create tiny robotic insects that could yield big scientific benefits.
The USC Iovine and Young Academy welcomes its first class of innovators, artists and entrepreneurs.
Get to know the tiny beings that live all around us—and how USC researchers are understanding and harnessing their powers.
At USC Eye Institute, stem cells, wearable computers and biomedical implants are doing what was once impossible—restoring lost sight.
“The field of neuroscience represents the next great frontier of medical research in the 21st century,” Mark Stevens says.
A specialist in fluid dynamics teams with pro-surfer Kelly Slater to create endless, perfect waves for surfers.
Convergence melds life science, physical sciences and engineering to find answers to perplexing problems in health.
USC researcher Mark Bolas pushes the boundaries of human-computer interaction with immersive technologies.
They tackle problems from different directions, but their work shows the promise of convergent bioscience.
At USC, philanthropist Gary Michelson just put scientists’ and engineers’ efforts into overdrive.
As educators across the country prepare for new inquiry-based teaching standards, a USC professor helps them think outside the textbook.
The groundbreaking lab at USC School of Cinematic Arts will test the latest virtual reality technology.
An interactive 3-D program allows students to engage firsthand with a Holocaust witness.
Robotic surgery uses high tech to restore fatherhood and fitness to a man whose life was threatened by kidney cancer.
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Hao Li wants to create your future.
USC Viterbi researchers aim to spread their 3-D printing technology throughout our world—and beyond.
USC chemists receive a first-ever $1 million prize for their innovative research on alternative fuels.
USC students create the digital future in a new interactive building.
Physician-scientist Berislav Zlokovic searches for better treatments for dementia with a drive to make a difference now.
Keck Medicine of USC reaches across Southern California
“You will remember some things about this conversation, and that will change your brain.”
Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) invest $70 million to prepare USC students who’ll shape the future.
USC Trustee Daniel Tsai invests in a potential anticancer strategy that unites U.S. and Taiwanese scientists.
Gary Michelson advances the university’s efforts to fast-track detection and treatment of diseases.
In Los Angeles, the aerospace industry gets a boost from USC grads with hands-on experience.
Students, alumni and faculty on the autism spectrum show they have a place in the university.
Right Brain, this is Left Brain. Scott Fraser’s happy to make the introduction.
Ninety percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years. What we do with it will change the future.
The National Medal of Science recognizes Solomon Golomb’s many contributions to communications technology.
Targeted therapies and other advances create new hope for lung cancer patients.
Children with autism relate to Maja Matarić’s ’bots
USC biologist Craig Stanford wants to keep the great apes from vanishing from the face of the earth.
Is hydrogen the answer to our energy needs? An aerospace and mechanical engineer explains how to bring this fuel down to Earth.
Students get creative with solutions as migrants flee regions in turmoil around the world.
In oceans and lakes across the country, tiny organisms create big problems.
USC researchers say confronting reality and taking local action may help humanity cope — and even spur economies and innovation.
As the world’s energy demands grow, batteries could be key to storing sustainable energy.
The killifish are coming to USC, and they might just have the answers to holding back aging.
A USC chemist looks to nanomaterials to help us unlock the power of the sun.
After undergoing deep brain stimulation, Robert Warner can once again drive, type and work out.
A clinical trial tests engineered stem cells in the fight against macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness.
Mixed-reality experiences use immersive technology to help humans deal conditions ranging from injuries to PTSD.
USC Dornsife scientist Clifford Johnson hopes to make science part of our everyday literacy.
USC alumni and researchers build on the region’s legacy in aerospace and aviation to push the next generation of spaceflight
Workspaces will listen to people, talk with them and keep them safe. What’s next? USC experts are working on it.
A USC Earth science doctoral candidate goes deep to see how oceans are reacting to climate change.