Study: Disease risk seen in disrupted biological clock

December 13th, 2018

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted. This dual function of the nuclear receptor protein HNF4A offers ... Read More »

Holiday breakfast brings cheer to Keck School faculty and staff

December 11th, 2018

After torrential rain the day before, bright morning sun shone on Keck School faculty and staff who attended the annual holiday breakfast. The Dec. 7 event, hosted at Pappas Quad on the Health Sciences Campus ... Read More »

E-scooter companies should consider safety on social media, USC study finds

December 10th, 2018

Are electric scooters promoted on social media with safety in mind? A USC study of one company’s Instagram feed suggests not. Posts to the Instagram account of Bird, a leader in the e-scooter market, rarely ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Michael Z. Wincor, PharmD

December 7th, 2018

Michael Z. Wincor, PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died Nov. 30 in Long Beach. He ... Read More »

Commencement 2018: Ciara Mimms, Keck School of Medicine of USC

December 6th, 2018

“November-Two-Five, you’re clear for takeoff. Clear for takeoff, November-Two-Five. Good day!” From directing jets in the sky in the United States Air Force Reserve to delving into stem cell biology, Ciara Mimms, who is graduating ... Read More »

Student-led USC group aims for diversity among physical therapists

December 5th, 2018

The physical therapy profession has a bit of a diversity problem, one might say. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5 percent of all practicing physical therapists are African-American. And only 3 percent of ... Read More »

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