Despite ban, online searches for flavored cigarettes continue

Think clove cigarettes are so six years ago? A new study from Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers finds that despite a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban in 2009, flavored cigarettes are still available for purchase over the Internet and are popular search targets. The researchers found heightened online interest in flavored ... Read More »

June 25th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Air pollution may affect the way the brain ages, study finds

Exposure to air pollution has been known to affect respiratory diseases, lung function and cardiac health, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that it may also have a negative impact on how the brain’s white matter ages. The research indicates that older women who lived ... Read More »

June 25th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Brain Health Registry promises new treatments for brain disorders

Doctors at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are calling on Southern Californians to join the Brain Health Registry, an Internet-based health registry, and help find cures for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and depression. Launched in San Francisco in April 2014 by UC San Francisco, the Brain Health Registry promises to significantly ... Read More »

June 24th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Campaign urges screening for cervical cancer

“It’s important. It’s easy. It’s time.” That message in English and Spanish is now adorning bus benches, billboards and lampposts around the Health Sciences as part of a cervical cancer prevention campaign dubbed Es Tiempo. The message, which also features an image of a jacaranda tree, was spearheaded by Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, associate professor ... Read More »

June 23rd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Tiny heart, big promise

Studying zebrafish, investigators at The Saban Research Institute and The Heart Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have discovered a new source for cells that can develop into coronary vessels and have identified the signaling protein, a chemokine called CXCL12, which guides this process. Results of the study were published online May 26 by the ... Read More »

June 23rd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|