USC study reveals molecular mechanisms underlying the circadian clock

On Nov. 3, Nature Communications published research by Steve Kay, PhD, DSc, director of convergent biosciences and university professor of neurology, biomedical engineering and quantitative and computational biology, and Meng Qu, PhD, research associate in the Kay Laboratory, revealing the molecular mechanisms underlying Read More »

November 12th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study reveals common loud noises cause fluid buildup in the inner ear

Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing.

Loud sounds Read More »

November 11th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

California’s stem cell agency awards USC $5 million to train scientists and clinicians

USC has been awarded a $5 million training grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to prepare PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical fellows for careers in stem cell research. CIRM also approved 17 other Read More »

November 11th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with an ‘A’ hospital safety grade for fifth consecutive time

For the fifth consecutive time, Keck Hospital of USC earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.

“This rating places Keck Hospital among the Read More »

November 10th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Middlemen net more than half of insulin expenditures, USC Schaeffer study finds

Despite being discovered nearly 100 years ago, insulin’s list price has been going up, not down, with trade secrets and other protections preventing researchers from pinpointing who is receiving profits from its sale. Meanwhile, the net price — what manufacturers Read More »

November 9th, 2021|Announcements|