USC Stem Cell names second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows

The second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows is making strides toward finding stem cell-based therapies for lymphedema in cancer patients, large bone fractures and short bowel syndrome. To support full-time research related to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, each fellowship provides $65,000 of salary support, $7,500 for supplies and a $1,500 meeting allowance, ... Read More »

June 30th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study reveals high-calorie cravings after starting Depo-Provera regimen

Can birth control give you the munchies? USC researchers conducted the first neuroimaging study to evaluate the effect of hormonal birth control on food motivation. Participants had two brain imaging sessions — one prior to receiving Depo-Provera and one eight weeks later. At each session, they were shown random images from three categories: non-edible objects, ... Read More »

June 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Institute of Urology hosts live surgery symposium

In advance of the American Urologic Association’s (AUA) annual meeting, the USC Institute of Urology hosted a live surgery symposium recently. Titled “L.A. Live,” the event featured eight live surgery transmissions from Keck Hospital into Aresty Auditorium and an adjacent meeting room on the Health Sciences Campus, both filled to capacity with more than 200 ... Read More »

June 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Molecular Imaging Center opens new state-of-the-art PET cGMP cyclotron facility

The USC Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) on the Health Sciences Campus recently installed and began operation of a GE PETrace cyclotron in a newly renovated good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant facility. This advanced imaging technology center is now available to Keck Medicine faculty and staff, as well as USC internal and external staff. A cyclotron ... Read More »

June 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: Dose of transplanted blood-forming stem cells affects their behavior

Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn’t come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study published in Cell Reports provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect patients undergoing this risky procedure, frequently used to treat cancer and blood diseases. Clockwise from top left are Casey Brewer, ... Read More »

June 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|