Nearly $2 million NIH grant to support acute myeloid leukemia research

Houda Alachkar, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a five-year, $1.79 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to fund a study that could lead to advancements in the development of Read More »

June 22nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

The same cell type can help or hinder repair after acute kidney injury

The USC Stem Cell laboratory of Andy McMahon has identified a type of injured cell that might contribute to the transition from an acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease, as described in a new study published Read More »

June 22nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC study reveals potential new treatment target for Alzheimer’s disease

Like amyloid plaque, the genetic variant APOE4 has long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but still little is known about the role the gene plays in the disease process.

Now, a new study published in Nature Aging not only sheds Read More »

June 21st, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Juneteenth is Joyce Richey’s own family history

Joyce Richey never needed to learn about Juneteenth from stories in books. She first heard about the holiday through her own family history.

Each generation shares stories about her great-grandmother, who was born into slavery in Georgia and Read More »

June 18th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Heart health scientist recommends rethinking hormone therapy for women

Doctors used to routinely prescribe hormone replacement therapy to women to ease discomfort as they approach menopause, for symptoms ranging from night sweats to irritability. But in the early 2000s, its use plummeted.

Today, medical researcher Howard Hodis, Read More »

June 17th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|