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Neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer’s-related plaques

New research from scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that the body’s immune system may be able to clear the brain of the toxic plaque buildup that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, reversing memory loss and brain cell damage. The study, which appears in the Feb. 4 edition of the ... Read More »

February 13th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC donation brings upgrades to neighborhood park

More than 200 community members gathered to celebrate a $1 million gift from USC that will fund improvements to the Hazard Recreation Center near the university’s Health Sciences Campus. Martha Escutia, JD, vice president for USC Government Relations, presented a ceremonial check on Jan. 31 to the Los Angeles Parks Foundation on behalf of USC ... Read More »

February 13th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Goldkorn receives Outstanding Investigator Award

Amir Goldkorn, MD, recently spoke about his research into biomarkers related to prostate cancer during the Western Regional meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR). Goldkorn, an assistant professor of medicine in genitourinary oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was honored with the Outstanding Investigator Award during the annual conference ... Read More »

February 13th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Lung cancer screening is now covered by Medicare

Keck Medicine of USC applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) decision to provide coverage of annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for patients ages 55 to 77 years with at least a 30 pack-year smoking history. “Today signals a new day where lung cancer transitions from the No. 1 cancer killer to a ... Read More »

February 13th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Research on tumor genesis bolsters understanding of colorectal cancer

For the first time, Keck Medicine of USC cancer researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have traced the origins of colorectal cancer cells, finding important clues to why tumor cells become “good” or “bad,” with the potential of stopping them before they start. The scientists employed a “Big Bang” model of human colorectal ... Read More »

February 10th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|