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At the forefront of Alzheimer’s research

As the nation marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, learn about how USC researchers are leading the efforts toward finding a cure for the devastating disease.

Los Angeles Times

How Hollywood turned a ‘blind eye’ to Emmett Till: Inside a troubled 67-year history

Watching the story of Till’s brutal 1955 killing can be difficult — but it’s important, says USC Dornsife’s Lanita Jacobs: “There’s also a responsibility on our part to bear witness. These people are no longer here. We need to honor them, say their names, create streets for them, create movies for them. We need to talk about these issues because in many ways they never really did get their due.”


Health
Binge eating disorder illustration
Binge eating disorder — characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating and diagnosed in about 3% of the U.S. population — may be linked to a higher density of gray matter in the brain’s centers for reward and inhibition. (Photo/iStock)

Research reveals key differences in brains of boys and girls with binge eating disorder

The study, done by a team of researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, underscores the need to boost research on men and boys with eating disorders.

University
USC veteran Ray Paladino and fiancée Christina Burcelis
“I’m the extrovert of the relationship. He’s definitely introverted,” Christina Burcelis says of her fiancé, Ray Paladino. “But once you start finding out about his passions and excitement and finding common ground, he doesn’t shut up.” (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

A different kind of danger challenges USC veteran

Advanced treatment helps a Marine power through a life-threatening disease. Cheering him on are an optimistic oncologist, a close personal advocate and 50,000 fans.

Policy/LawScience/Technology
COP27: Al Gore
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during a session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit on Wednesday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 summit: Eyes on Russia-Ukraine as global energy, food insecurity threaten U.N. climate ambitions

USC experts weigh in on the impacts of the protracted conflict on climate change as world leaders convene for the annual climate summit — an event being held against the backdrop of Russian supply chain manipulation.