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    Heart transplant gives patient years of joy
    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 »
    In memoriam: Thomas V. Berne, 81
    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 »
    New clinical building to highlight patient comfort, privacy needs
    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 »
    App monitors heart failures and perhaps saves lives
    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 »
    Newfound protein may prevent viral infection and herpes-induced cancer
    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 »
    USC and others team up to streamline Alzheimer’s research
    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 »
    A new portable gel that could save an injured eye
    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 »
    Medical student tapped for family medicine leadership program
    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 »