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Stem cell scientists reveal key differences in male, female kidney

USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait of gender differences and more in the organ.

The findings could benefit 37 million Americans suffering from kidney disease by helping to distinguish Read More »

November 4th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC-VHH promotes wellness with free community health fair

On Oct. 26, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), in conjunction with the YMCA of the Foothills, hosted its free annual health fair for the community in the hospital’s lower parking lot. The yearly event is one of the hospital’s largest Read More »

November 4th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Alzheimer’s disease impacts women in higher numbers and different ways

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and many people don’t realize that of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, nearly two-thirds are women. The reason for this striking discrepancy isn’t yet known, and proposed theories range from differences in Read More »

November 1st, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researcher targets new approach to studying Alzheimer’s disease

Most people know that problems with memory and cognition are an early hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, but fewer are aware that in up to 88% of patients, neuropsychiatric issues like depression, anxiety and apathy are also among the first symptoms Read More »

October 31st, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

It takes more than a catchy headline for health awareness campaigns to inspire action

A new study published in Lancet Oncology reveals that the internet popularity of health awareness campaigns may not always translate into a greater interest in related health behaviors.

Researchers at the Keck School Read More »

October 30th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|