New brain map could enable novel therapies for autism and Huntington’s disease

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington’s disease and autism. Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD, an associate professor of neurology at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and ... Read More »

July 27th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

San Pablo Street closed for rail work

Union Pacific will be installing a third track on the rail line along Valley Boulevard, which will impact access to the USC Health Sciences Campus from Valley Boulevard to San Pablo Street. Work is expected to be completed in 4-6 weeks. Union Pacific will close the rail crossing at San Pablo Street to construct the project safely. There will be ... Read More »

July 26th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Teen vaping could reverse progress in the control of tobacco

A new study debunks the popular belief that electronic cigarettes are merely a substitute for cigarettes among teens, instead, suggesting that some teens who never would have smoked cigarettes are now vaping. A Keck School of Medicine of USC study of 5,490 high school juniors and seniors shows tobacco use among teens in Southern California ... Read More »

July 26th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Nation’s first Digital Health Fellowship created at USC Center for Body Computing

Taking the next step as a national thought leader in digital health innovation among university-based medical centers, the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) announced the first Digital Health Fellowship in the U.S. The inaugural 12-month fellowship will provide exposure, training and research opportunities in digital health patient education, diagnosis and therapy that are under ... Read More »

July 26th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: Neighborhood parks can ease youth aggression

Studies have shown that the families we grow up in, the places we work, and the friends we keep play a large role in influencing behavior. However, not much is known about how one’s outdoor environment — such as the greenery in one’s neighborhood — affects behavior. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of ... Read More »

July 25th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|