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antibiotic-resistant genes in recycled wastewater
As water shortages continue to increase, researchers are searching for ways to improve wastewater recycling. (Photo/Daria Shevtsova, Pexels)

Researchers discover antibiotic-resistant genes in recycled Southern California wastewater

A team led by USC Viterbi’s Adam Smith has found that purified water returned to Southern California aquifers often becomes contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a realization that could have major implications on the global water supply.

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Faculty symposium: David Armstrong
David Armstrong gives a presentation at the Health Sciences Campus faculty symposium, titled “Eliminating Amputations in People with Diabetes: A Merger of Next-Gen Team, Technology and Tenacity.” (USC Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Research symposiums showcase faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to serving the public good

As part of the inauguration of Carol L. Folt, two faculty symposiums highlight innovations, discoveries and potential solutions to the world’s problems.

HealthScience/Technology
Alzheimer‘s environmental risk factors
USC researchers are looking at the importance of environmental factors in developing Alzheimer's, in particular how they relate to with people who carry genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer‘s disease. (Illustration/iStock)

Scientists propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research to address environmental risks

USC and Duke researchers propose the Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome to address gaps in understanding how environmental factors interact with genetics to increase or reduce risk for the disease.