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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Raymond Hall was told he had three months to live. That was more than 17 years ago. Hall is a Vietnam-era Marine veteran. After he developed heart problems related to his service, he underwent years of treatments with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “They tried everything,” Hall said.... Read More »
      Friday, December 15, 2017
      Professor Emeritus Thomas V. Berne, MD, a respected and beloved member of the Keck Medicine of USC family who had multigenerational ties to the campus, died Oct. 27. He was 81. Berne was a lifelong member of the USC community. His father, Clarence J. Berne, MD, was chair of the... Read More »
        Friday, December 15, 2017
        The first new outpatient clinical space on the USC Health Sciences Campus in more than a decade is slated to open in January. Norris Healthcare Center (HC3) will house the following departments and services: urology, an infusion center, women’s specialty care, breast imaging, transplant and an outpatient surgery center. HC3... Read More »
          Friday, December 15, 2017
          Your smartphone could be the key to a healthy heart. At least that’s what Niema Pahlevan, PhD, believes. The 39-year-old engineer has been developing an app that could allow people to use their iPhone camera to measure heart health. The high-tech, low-cost tool would address America’s No. 1 cause of... Read More »
            Friday, December 15, 2017
            Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. The scientists examined the human herpes virus 8, otherwise known as Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Kaposi sarcoma is a cancer that causes lesions in soft tissue,... Read More »
              Wednesday, December 13, 2017
              As 2017 comes to a close, HSC News is making changes to better serve the Health Sciences Campus community. Beginning in January, HSC News will cease print publication and will be distributed as a weekly email newsletter to faculty, staff and students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC,... Read More »
                Monday, December 11, 2017
                Three premier researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, two Harvard-affiliated hospitals and Mayo Clinic have been awarded up to $70 million to build essential nationwide infrastructure that would remove a bottleneck in the development of techniques to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The new infrastructure will implement more efficient... Read More »
                  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
                  When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to permanent vision loss. With medical facilities potentially far away and no existing tools to prevent deterioration, medics are in a high-stakes race against the clock. A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers... Read More »
                    Friday, December 1, 2017
                    Dozens of students at Hollenbeck Middle School got their hands dirty building planter boxes, digging up fresh soil and planting a variety of fruit and vegetable seedlings in their new Teaching Garden, which was donated by Keck Medicine of USC and opened to students on Nov. 28. The American Heart... Read More »
                      Friday, December 1, 2017
                      Second-year medical student Andrea Bañuelos Mota has been selected as one of 30 nationwide awardees to participate in Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute. This opportunity is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and awards promising students the chance to be involved in a yearlong leadership... Read More »
                        Friday, December 1, 2017
                        For nearly a week, Julia Fregoso experienced tooth pain so severe that she was unable to sleep, let alone eat or drink. The pain, resulting from a molar she broke last December, landed Fregoso in the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Urgent Care and Dental Trauma Center at... Read More »
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