How Black church leaders and USC are overcoming vaccine hesitancy in Watts

August 5th, 2021

Alvin Stafford faced a critical challenge when he became pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church last November: Los Angeles was in the midst of its second COVID-19 wave. Being the pastor of a Black church ... Read More »

New study points to toxic potential of hydroxychloroquine in mammalian cells

August 5th, 2021

During the height of the pandemic, as scientists worldwide raced to develop a vaccine, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) emerged as a flashpoint of controversy. Pitting proponents of using the drug to fight COVID-19 against skeptics citing a ... Read More »

USC Norris partners with institute to advance drug development

August 4th, 2021

To accelerate the development of groundbreaking cancer treatments, the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Center for Cancer Drug Development (CCDD) at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC announces its first ... Read More »

COVID-19 Delta variant rise looms as K-12 schools prepare to reopen

August 4th, 2021

Infections from the COVID-19 Delta variant are rising across the country just as most K-12 schools are preparing to reopen. Children aged 12 and older can get vaccinated — and nearly 58% of them in ... Read More »

New center aims to improve access, delivery of care to vulnerable groups

August 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality health care. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospital and clinic professionals are searching ... Read More »

Scientists explore the latent regenerative potential of the inner ear

August 3rd, 2021

Scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil have identified a natural barrier to the regeneration of the inner ear’s sensory cells, which are lost in hearing and balance disorders. Overcoming this barrier may be ... Read More »

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