Reducing air pollution could lower dementia risk

Improving air quality appears to slow cognitive decline and reduce the risk of developing dementia in older women living in the U.S., according to a new study by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Their research was Read More »

January 11th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Household pesticide use harms infant gross motor development, study shows

Ixel Hernandez-Castro grew up next to a dairy farm near Fresno, where she remembers a plane would fly by on weekends and spray the fields surrounding her family home with pesticides.

“They’d finish spraying, and we’d run outside to play,” said Read More »

January 11th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New study is a crowning achievement in understanding head development

Cranial neural crests cells, or CNCCs, contribute to many more body parts than their humble name suggests. These remarkable stem cells not only form most of the skull and facial skeleton in all vertebrates ranging from fish to humans, but Read More »

January 10th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomes first new baby of 2022

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed a New Year’s baby and the first child born in 2022. Baby Atreus Romo was born to mother Alyssa Marie Cruz at 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 1, at 7 lbs., 1 oz., via C-section. In Read More »

January 7th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

In Memoriam: Hugo Rosen, 58

Hugo Rosen, MD, who was chair of the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died Dec. 28. He was 58.

“We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Hugo Rosen,” said Steven D. Shapiro, MD, senior Read More »

January 5th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|