Cancer Moonshot funds will help USC researchers reduce health disparities in cancer research

January 27th, 2022

Medical trials lead to important innovations that save lives. But some racial and ethnic groups are woefully underrepresented in such research studies, leaving unanswered questions about how diseases and treatments affect these populations. To continue ... Read More »

New study first to show figurative language comprehension relies upon brain’s motor regions

January 27th, 2022

“Bend your ear.” “Grasping at straws.” “Kick the bucket.” English is filled with figurative language that makes meaning by evoking physical actions of the human body. During the past decade, a number of scientific studies ... Read More »

Humayun among three USC faculty named 2021 AAAS fellows

January 26th, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected three USC professors to become AAAS fellows in 2021. The council designates members with this distinction whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of ... Read More »

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles awarded $8.3 million to study long-term effects of COVID in children

January 26th, 2022

During the latest stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, more children are becoming seriously ill and some are experiencing symptoms lasting from one to several months. This condition is referred to by various names including long ... Read More »

Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection

January 25th, 2022

Cases of the omicron variant may be slowing down, but the variant still has a firm hold on America. Mask selection continues to be a hot topic, especially since the 400 million free N95 masks ... Read More »

More than 7 in 10 Los Angeles County adults were vaccinated or had COVID antibodies before delta, omicron surges

January 24th, 2022

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, people hoped that the pandemic would end through ”herd immunity,” a scenario in which most people have antibodies from vaccination or prior infection and the virus slowly stops spreading because ... Read More »

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