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Trojans honor body donors who make realistic anatomy classes possible

Dozens of USC medical students lined up, each holding a piece of paper containing a short eulogy.

They were anonymous — no names attached. But the students already knew to whom they were addressed, having spent a year working on their bodies, Read More »

May 23rd, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New master’s program in biokinesiology offers sports science emphasis

As technology continues to advance, so too does sports science. Today, practitioners are expected to use technology and data to improve athletic performance and reduce player injury.

Translation of technology and data into more effective and efficient care for athletes requires Read More »

May 23rd, 2019|Announcements|

The key to avoiding measles: knowing your vaccination history

In the face of the worst measles outbreak in the United States in more than 25 years, some adults are wondering whether they should be taking additional precautions to protect themselves from the extremely contagious disease. And the answer is: Read More »

May 22nd, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Improved air quality leads to fewer L.A.-area kids developing asthma

Improved air quality in the Los Angeles region is linked to roughly 20% fewer new asthma cases in children, according to a USC study that tracked Southern California children over a 20-year period.

The findings appeared in the Read More »

May 21st, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researcher seeks root of tooth development

The lower two-thirds of a tooth are known as the root. Normally covered in bone, they anchor the tooth into the jaw. 

But the exact mechanisms and pathways that create the root — and its delicate interactions with Read More »

May 20th, 2019|Announcements|