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One-size treatment for blood cancer probably doesn’t fit all, USC researchers say

Though African-American men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, most scientific research on the disease has been based on people of European descent, according to a study led by researchers at Read More »

November 22nd, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Norris Cancer Hospital recognized for nursing quality

The nurses of USC Norris Cancer Hospital have been recognized for their exceptional care with a 2017 Press Ganey National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award For Outstanding Nursing Quality at an academic medical center. The award was announced Read More »

November 17th, 2017|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

USC’s Michelson Hall, new center for convergent bioscience, makes its debut

In the near future, USC researchers might be talking about medical breakthroughs made while chatting with engineers in line for an espresso at Michelson Hall — noting the ideas on a nearby touchscreen and saving their thoughts to the cloud.

Michelson Read More »

November 17th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: IUDs may protect against cervical cancer

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) also may be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer for women worldwide. A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that Read More »

November 17th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Zika surprise: African strain can do more damage than Asian strain

The Zika virus has spread to 44 countries, with thousands infected and thousands of babies born with microcephaly, a rare complication that causes small heads.

Although research dollars are being poured into understanding the virus, there are still numerous questions.

At USC, Read More »

November 17th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|