Institute receives private funding for much-needed bipolar disorder research

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 »

January 21st, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Arthritis-related gene also regenerates cartilage in joints and growth plates

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 »

January 18th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Tackling health disparities: Alzheimer’s and sleep issues for African Americans

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 »

January 14th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Transplant Institute programs reach a new high in 2021

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 »

January 13th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Can schoolchildren be tested regularly for COVID? USC study explores challenges

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 »

January 12th, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|