Researchers: Never accept a kidney donation from a mouse

Researchers are hard at work building mini-kidneys from human cells — using blueprints mostly drawn from lab mice. But mouse kidneys differ from their human counterparts in more than mere scale, as detailed by the USC Stem Read More »

February 16th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC-led study.

Researchers found that 6-year-olds born to mothers with very low vitamin D Read More »

February 15th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Do probiotics work? Answers to this and other gut-wrenching questions

Nowadays, going with your gut has a whole new meaning.

Whole Foods Market and other stores have entire aisles devoted to probiotic supplements. Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, is on tap at restaurants. Folks are bottling their own kimchi and sauerkraut.

Probiotics Read More »

February 15th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Lecture brings astrophysics to Health Sciences Campus

What is the permanence of life on earth? The question was put to the audience in a wide-ranging discussion about astrophysics and interstellar travel by S. Pete Worden, PhD, chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, at the Eighth Annual Vladimir Read More »

February 14th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Two Keck School faculty named Distinguished Professors

Paula Cannon, PhD, and Elyn Saks, PhD, JD, have been named Distinguished Professors by USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

USC Provost Michael Quick, PhD, announced the appointments in a Feb. 13 Read More »

February 13th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|