Online seminar offers guide to fundamentals of data science

Increasingly, “big data” is changing the world around us. According to the PBS special, “The Human Face of Big Data,” we’ve processed more data in the past two years than we have in the last 3,000 years. In particular, considering the vast amount of biomedical data being produced and processed each day, it is imperative that the ... Read More »

April 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Getting high-risk patients the screenings they need

It’s one of those unfortunate ironies in health care: Often, those at greatest risk for serious illness are also least likely to have access to treatment or diagnosis options. That’s especially true when it comes to lung cancer, which disproportionately affects low-income communities. But thanks to the efforts of a team of Keck Medicine of ... Read More »

April 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC researchers close to identifying crucial gene for human cleft lip and palate

A group of researchers has found that three siblings each born with cleft lip and palate share a common gene mutation associated with the birth defect. The gene, intraflagellar transport 88 (IFT88), ensures transportation antennae (cilia) on embryonic cells travel to the right place, enabling the development of cartilage, bone and smooth muscle in the ... Read More »

April 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Cracking the brain’s genetic code to prevent neurological and psychiatric diseases

An international network of neurologists, geneticists and researchers led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC is cracking the human genetic code so that one day people could check their “brain health” in the same way they screen their cholesterol level. Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson’s disease are intractable problems that ... Read More »

April 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Joint Commission surveyors offer high praise for USC Norris

Surveyors from the Joint Commission visited USC Norris Cancer Hospital in April, reviewing policies and procedures to ensure the highest level of safe patient care is being delivered. Joint Commission surveys are data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating care processes. Surveyors visit hospital sites every three years and show up unannounced. The surveys are detailed ... Read More »

April 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|