Bipolar disorder is a chronically underfunded and understudied mental health condition that affects 2.3 million Americans, and nearly 45 million people worldwide. This serious mental health disorder comes with dramatic and sometimes unpredictable shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. … Read More »
The IL-6 family of proteins has a bad reputation: it can promote inflammation, arthritis, autoimmune disease and even cancer. However, a new USC-led study published in Communications Biology reveals the importance of IL-6 and associated genes for maintaining and regenerating cartilage in … Read More »
In recent years, the scientific community has engaged in a necessary transformation to acknowledge and address health disparities. One of the keys to addressing health disparities is making clinical and scientific research more inclusive. USC Researchers in medical and scientific … Read More »
The USC Transplant Institute hit a milestone in the latest calendar year, as its physicians performed 436 transplants in 2021, a new single-year record. The number is especially remarkable because, due to precautions during a COVID-19 surge, the transplant team … Read More »
Can schools handle the challenge of testing all students and staff for COVID-19?
It depends on which stakeholder you ask. A group of USC researchers conducted interviews in nine Los Angeles County school districts. The information was collected from focus groups … Read More »