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Could mapping tiny hairlike structures help treat lung illnesses?

Cilia, microscopic hairlike structures found along the bronchi (air passages throughout the lungs), are the first line of defense against environmental pollutants, viruses and bacteria. But we know little about how they are arranged, how they move or even how Read More »

July 20th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Latinos are more likely to die from COVID-19, underlining racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes

A new USC study of a large and diverse group of Medicaid enrollees finds Latino patients had starkly higher odds of a positive COVID-19 test — as well as higher odds of hospitalization and death — than white patients.

The study Read More »

July 19th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Risk of losing cash reward strongly impacts exercise habit

Cash rewards work, but not all rewards are created equal. This is according to a new study which leveraged two cash incentive tools in a low-income community. It turns out, the risk of losing a cash incentive is a particularly Read More »

July 19th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Professor Scott E. Fraser redefines impossible problems

USC Professor Scott E. Fraser is known for inventing new microscopes and other tools to observe living, developing embryos. But one of his lab’s most important pieces of technology filters coffee instead of light: it’s a restaurant-quality Read More »

July 16th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New signage set to improve medical center wayfinding

Patients and staff will have an easier time finding their way around the Health Sciences Campus thanks to new signs now posted at certain clinical building entrances. Healthcare Centers 1 and 4, the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center (aka HC2) Read More »

July 15th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|