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Cerebral palsy in infants
USC researcher Barbara Sargent‘s study is monitoring a baby‘s inability to bend hip, knee and ankle independently of each other in hopes of finding a way to diagnose cerebral palsy earlier. (Photo/Shutterstock)

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.

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Illustration: Cancer's circadian clock
A new drug appears to stop cancer by jamming the circadian rhythm of cancer cells. Scientists say this promising treatment hindered the growth of different types of cancer in their lab and mouse studies, including bone cancer, acute myeloid leukemia and kidney cancer. (Illustration/Dennis Lan, iStock)

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.