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Alzheimer's drug USC
In this image taken from tissue of an Alzheimer’s patient, the large pink-and-blue plaque on the lower right contains the abnormal protein amyloid. Also seen are several neurofibrillary tangles (smaller blue areas). Both of these abnormalities disrupt the normal working of the brain. (Image/Simon Fraser, Science Source)

Restricted blood flow in the brain could be tied to Alzheimer’s

A USC research team has found strong evidence that keeping blood vessels healthy can help prevent cognitive decline.

Health
epigenetics and child abuse
USC researchers are studying the mental health symptoms of young adults who were abused or neglected as children as it relates to their genetic expression dealing with current stressors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. (Illustration/iStock)

A new approach to determining whether child abuse magnifies COVID mental health risk

The result could increase understanding of who is at greater risk in the context of the pandemic and who may benefit most from enhanced and targeted interventions.

Science/Technology
Broad Center USC stem cell research
USC has more than 100 stem cell research labs across the University Park and Health Science campuses, including Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine. (Photo/Ben Gibbs)

What California’s 2004 stem cell ballot proposition has meant for USC

The passage of Proposition 71 created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which has led to massive advances in USC’s stem cell research and benefits for the state, the economy and patients alike.