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Aided by stem cells, a lizard regenerates a perfect tail for the first time in 250 million years

Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the original tail that includes a spinal column and nerves, the replacement structure is an imperfect cartilage tube. Read More »

October 18th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC, CHLA win $24.5 million grant to establish center aimed at improving Latino health

USC, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has won a $24.5 million NIH grant to launch a center aimed at fighting obesity and related chronic diseases in Latino children and families across Southern California.

This new regional center will establish Read More »

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

New treatment plan drops hospitalizations, deaths of some transplant recipients with COVID-19

Liver and kidney transplant recipients have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 and/or death should they become infected because the medication they take to ensure a successful transplant suppresses their immune systems.

Keck Hospital of USC performs some 300 Read More »

October 14th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Armand Dorian named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, has been named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), part of Keck Medicine of USC. He has served as interim CEO since March 2021 and will begin his Read More »

October 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Stevens INI receives large award to harmonize Alzheimer’s research data

The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (USC Stevens INI) is one of three institutions partnering in a five-year, $31.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to merge many types of Read More »

October 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|