Keck Medicine experts talk about vaccine distribution

Ahead of the rollout of the first COVID-19 vaccine that received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two Keck Medicine of USC experts held a press conference on Dec. 15 about the logistics of receiving and Read More »

December 16th, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Mapping changes in a mysterious brain structure throughout the lifespan

Until recently, scientists didn’t know much about perivascular spaces (PVS), fluid-filled regions in the brain involved in clearing waste and toxins — mainly because it’s tough to get a clear look at them using neuroimaging. But as technology evolves, researchers Read More »

December 16th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Sucrose, the ‘real’ sugar commonly found in sodas, can disrupt your appetite

Sugary drinks interfere with hormones that tell the body “I feel full,” potentially contributing to obesity and undermining weight loss efforts, a new USC study shows.

The findings, which appeared Dec. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Read More »

December 15th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Hospital of USC earns ‘A’ hospital safety grade for third consecutive term

Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national patient safety watchdog organization, in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals in the United States Read More »

December 14th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

To better understand diabetes, scientists gaze inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells

For the first time, scientists have peered deeply inside a pancreatic cell and observed it packaging insulin and responding to a drug treatment, an intimate look at the mechanisms responsible for preventing diabetes.

A team of scientists — led by researchers Read More »

December 10th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|