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USC Stem Cell acquires two instruments to advance state-of-the-art cell sorting

When it comes to sorting cells or other small particles, there’s no better place to do so than USC. The university’s Flow Cytometry Facility recently acquired two top-of-the-line cell sorters, the BD FACSymphony and the BioRad S3e, thanks to generous Read More »

January 15th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Alzheimer’s researchers find new culprit and potential treatment target for disease

Leaky capillaries in the brain portend early onset of Alzheimer’s disease as they signal cognitive impairment before hallmark toxic proteins appear, new USC research shows.

The findings, which appear in the Jan. 14 issue of Nature Read More »

January 14th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

International dentistry program at USC, first of its kind, marks milestone

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is celebrating a milestone.

Nearly 50 years ago, seven Cuban refugees were among the first class of students who graduated from the school’s international dentistry program.

Originally called the USC Special Student Program and Read More »

January 10th, 2019|Announcements|

Bluthenthal appointed associate dean for social justice

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for social justice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective Jan. 1. Bluthenthal, who is a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a member of the Institute for Read More »

January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researchers race against tick-borne illness before it spreads in US

Two groundbreaking discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever, transmitted by a new tick species, before it spreads across the United States.

In the Jan. 7 Nature Microbiology, Read More »

January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|