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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    If you’ve seen one GSK3 molecule, do not assume that you have seen them all. A new study in Developmental Cell reveals important differences in two similar forms of GSK3, which, in excess, is implicated in diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and ALS. In the study, first author Xi Chen, a... 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
        You may know that your surgeon is using the latest minimally invasive technology for your surgery, but how do you know if they’ve mastered it? To help answer that question, researchers at Keck Medicine of USC looked to a custom recording tool similar in concept to a flight recorder on... 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 »
            Friday, December 15, 2017
            Each year, Keck Medicine of USC partners with nonprofit organization Canning Hunger for the Box of Love drive to donate boxes filled with food items to needy families in the east Los Angeles community. This year, Keck Medicine donated a total of 528 boxes and collected more than $5,100 in... Read More »
              Friday, December 15, 2017
              A ceremony for the newly elected members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a prestigious national student organization, was held recently on the Health Sciences Campus. Twenty-three fourth-year medical students, three faculty members and five residents from the Keck School of Medicine of USC were recognized for their leadership,... Read More »
                Friday, December 15, 2017
                Associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy Lisa W. Goldstone, PharmD, was elected president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). She will assume the post of president-elect effective July 1, 2018, and take office on July 1, 2019. The national position recognizes Goldstone’s... Read More »
                  Friday, December 15, 2017
                  A pioneering study co-authored by USC School of Pharmacy associate professor Stan Louie, PharmD, PhD, sheds light on why overweight patients often face greater challenges in overcoming cancer. The research, published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal Molecular Cancer Research, shows that adipocytes, otherwise known as fat cells, can... 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 »
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