USC Stem Cell scientists chew on the mysteries of jaw development

Scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump, PhD, have revealed how key genes guide the development of the jaw in zebrafish. These findings may offer clues for understanding craniofacial anomalies in human patients, who sometimes carry a Read More »

January 18th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Security Ambassadors come to Health Sciences Campus

Faculty, staff, students and patients are seeing a new presence on the Health Sciences Campus this year with the arrival of the Security Ambassadors. A prominent task force at the University Park Campus, the “yellow jackets,” as they are affectionately Read More »

January 18th, 2018|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Where patients get prescription opioids: It’s not where you might think

Legislatures and hospitals around the country have tightened emergency room prescribing guidelines for opioids to curb the addiction epidemic, but a new USC study shows that approach diverts attention from the main sources of prescription painkillers.

Overall opioid prescribing skyrocketed 471 Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Yes, it’s true: Wine is good for you — to a point

The Mediterranean diet has become synonymous with healthy eating, but there’s one thing in it that stands out: the wine glass.

Although drinking excessively will essentially kill any benefits of alcohol, mild to moderate drinking is shown to have overall health Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Surgery professor honored for compassionate care

After becoming a patient at Keck Hospital of USC and undergoing a life-saving surgery, a Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty member was inspired to create an award honoring those in the health care field who practice compassionate care. Read More »

January 17th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|