Glowing deep-sea creatures inspire new cancer therapies
A new laboratory tool developed by USC researchers could improve the development and effectiveness of treatments that use patients’ immune systems to fight cancer.
E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes
E-cigarettes may not be risk-free: A USC study shows users develop some of the same molecular changes as cigarette smokers.
How undersea gases once helped superheat our planet
Undersea carbon reservoirs have caused global warming before — and it could happen again, according to research by an international team of scientists led by USC.
Valentine’s Day in the digital age: Yes, just about everything has changed
USC experts agree: Online dating and shopping have many of us wondering if a day dedicated to romantic love might be passé.
Researcher’s goal: Detect cerebral palsy in infants earlier than ever before
USC’s Barbara Sargent is studying whether a particular type of movement can be used to diagnose cerebral palsy in early infancy — work that could have a huge impact on how the babies learn to walk.
USC researchers use AI to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s
The work could help with earlier diagnosis and lead to non-invasive ways of tracking the progress of the disease in patients.
Making a game of speech therapy for kids with cerebral palsy
A USC physical therapy researcher teams up with computer scientist to develop a unique voice-assisted device that could help affected children.
Major National Cancer Institute award to support colorectal cancer research at USC
The $3.1 million grant will allow USC’s Stacey Finley and Shannon Mumenthaler to search for new cancer treatments using computer simulations.
New drug may slow cancer’s circadian clock, halts its spread
USC scientists know that disrupting sleep and other elements of humans’ circadian rhythm can harm health. The same may be true for the circadian clock of cells themselves.
Can taking breaks improve how well you do on tests?
Computer scientists find a connection between our test-taking abilities and resting: “You are more likely to make mistakes when your brain gets tired.”
NIH awards USC scientist Denis Evseenko $1.7 million to study arthritis and aging
The research will focus on what causes joints to age, lose their regenerative capacity and succumb to arthritis, and how we can slow that process.
USC Alzheimer’s researchers find new culprit and potential treatment target for disease
Brain changes associated with leaky capillaries suggest new, potential drug targets as well as a way to diagnose the disease sooner.
Human trafficking research shows problem looks the same, whether in U.S. or Middle East
As National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is marked Jan. 11, USC Dornsife scholars explore the worldwide abuse of migrant workers that subjects millions to misery, injustice and poverty.
Newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow follows her curiosity as a cancer researcher
Oihana Iriondo, who has worked on several projects related to breast cancer metastasis, is exploring how the tumor environment influences breast cancer cells.
Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more
The transplants offer the best treatment for many types of cancers, blood disorders and immune diseases, but much remains to be learned about them.
New research shows how bad diet can lead to life-threatening liver disease
USC researchers find another reason to avoid a diet high in fat and cholesterol: It can trigger changes in the immune system that can have dire consequences.
USC researchers race against tick-borne illness before it spreads in U.S.
The Asian longhorned tick, new to North America, can transmit a disease that causes nausea, diarrhea and muscle pain — and, often, death.
Innovators of USC: Justin Ichida stays at the forefront of ALS research
Stem cell technology drives the research at AcuraStem, a startup founded as a result of the work in a USC lab. (One in a three-part series.)
Innovators of USC: University-affiliated entrepreneurs focus on autoimmune disease
USC researchers’ unique approaches are making a difference for those with autoimmune diseases, which affect some 50 million Americans. (One in a three-part series.)
USC 2018 | Groundbreaking research keeps Trojans on the cutting edge
✌ Year in review: One of the nation’s leading research universities, USC again was in the forefront of health, the environment and much more.
Sharks in the sky? It’s not a bad movie; it’s natural history
USC researchers, studying bones at the L.A. County Natural History Museum, find evidence of a fearsome shark taking to the sky to take down a pterosaur, a formidable flying reptile.
Grant supports USC Viterbi research into more efficient cellphones, computers
Han Wang receives coveted Army Research Office Young Investigator Award.
Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone
A new study finds more Americans are getting less sleep. Find out what you can do about it.